This is a question that many people have asked during this crisis. Before you panic, this activity will help you find solutions. Check out the student guide to use with the inquiry activity.
Check out this video that was created by CBC Kids News.
What did you learn from the informational video? One of the problems is that people are hoarding vast amounts of goods. What are the consequences of this decision? How does this impact other consumers?
The next clip, which is part of the Tampa Bay Times NIE News Video collection, begins with a question: Why did Walmart announce shortened store hours?
What did you discover? Walmart stated the shorter hours will "help ensure associates are able to stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing." How is this helping to protect the food supply? What goods has your family been buying? What are some of the goods your family might need? Check out this Consumer Reports article to see what they recommend.
Conduct more research online. What are things the average family might need? After you complete your research, use the information writing sandwich to plan an article, public service announcement or blog post.
How has COVID-19 impacted your life? What are some of the consumer choices you have had to make? Have you noticed any scarcity problems? Check out the Student Guide we created to go with this lesson.
Watch the CBC Kids News video that recaps teen reactions to the coronavirus in Canada.
This video was made by teens in Canada. What are similarities and differences with the impacts you have felt in the place where you live? What was the first thing that made you realize that COVID-19 was a big deal? There have been many things like event cancellations, business shut-downs, and panic purchases. For example, check out our post on Why Toilet Paper? Then, there were the public service announcements, videos, and memes on hand-washing. Check out the post we did on Hamsters and Hand-washing.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created financial and social-emotional consequences for many individuals. How has it impacted you? How have your buying choices been impacted? What about event cancellations? For example, were you impacted by concert or sports cancellations? Now, check out this Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education News Video on Sports and COVID-19.
How were you personally impacted by sports cancellations? How were others impacted? Consider the players and all of the people who work at the stadiums. What are the costs and benefits of closing stadiums during the pandemic? There have been many news articles about how sports players and team owners have been helping the workers who have been impacted. Search the news and find some articles and videos about players or team owners who have supported the laid-off workers. How do you feel about the teams who support the workers? Find other examples of people who are doing good things for others during these hard times. Create a social media post about someone you caught doing #COVID-19GoodDeeds.
Created by Deborah Kozdras and Brittany Sampson