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By Maribel, 8th grade | July 2021 … When I hear the word “mindfulness,” I think of breathing out all my stressors. I think of being aware of them, and then being aware of how to approach them differently. And finally, I imagine taking a break from those stressors and becoming more aware of my […]
By Brooklyn, 5th grade | June 2021 … People are going to come and go as you grow and learn. You don’t have to behave like someone else wants you to, or you don’t always have to be friends with everyone else, and neither do they have to like you. Those are just a couple of […]
| By Alex, 8th grade | June 2021 … You are going to receive a lot of advice about what to do with your life and how to be successful once you reach eighth grade. This is commonly someone else’s opinion of your life. This will happen throughout your life, most commonly after you graduate […]
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Editor’s note: DePaul Healthy Trailblazer Journal recently interviewed Kenny Johnson, community engagement manager for the Philadelphia Phillies, about his job, the pandemic, and the Phillies. His answers have been edited and shortened. Q. What motivated you to work with baseball and the Phillies? A. When I first started there, I was not much older than you. I was 17. […]
The staff of William Cramp Fit Flyer recently interviewed Ms. Cheifetz, William Cramp’s school counselor, about friendship. Responses have been edited and shortened. Question: What’s most important in friendship? Answer: I would say honesty, trust, and loyalty. Honesty is sometimes really, really hard. It means telling people things they don’t want to hear sometimes. If you’re not […]
Editor’s note: On the cusp of graduation, eighth grade reporters offer some advice to the younger students at The DePaul Catholic School. You are going to receive a lot of advice about what to do with your life and how to be successful once you reach eighth grade. This is commonly someone else’s opinion of […]
By Jayvyn and Stephen, 5th grade | June 2021 … NFL football player Malcolm Jenkins said he learned photography during the pandemic. “I think it’s been healthy for me,” he told us during a recent interview. “It’s a creative outlet for me, something I enjoy doing. And it helps me raise my mood, when, inevitably, […]
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Lessons you can use
Get kids writing essays, creating illustrations, and doing more activities that can be contributed to the Making Sense of the Virus web page.
Help students discover the history of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 and share what they learn in writing or illustrations.
Help students discover the history of the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 and share what they learn in writing or illustrations.
Country song explaining how germs travel from person to person.
Videos and activities explaining steps to staying healthy, handwashing videos and activities, and what to do when you are sick. Also provides a video about scary things entitled “Big Bird’s Nest.”
PBS Learning Media video teaching children to stay healthy by washing their hands.
General overview of what a virus is. Includes a quiz.
Interesting facts about vaccines.
A health website for children, teens, parents, and teachers, created by Nemours Children’s Health System. Articles for children include “What are Germs”, “Why do I need to Wash My Hands”, “Flu”, “What’s a Fever”, and “Your Immune System”
Illustrated guide explaining what is a virus and what is the coronavirus. Discusses symptoms and what your role is in prevention.
Based on a National Public Radio story where the reporter asked experts what children might want to know about the coronavirus. Read online or print a zine version of the comic providing an overview of coronavirus.
Current news stories about COVID-19 written for children. Routinely updated.
College of Physicians of Philadelphia Spanish Influenza 1918 exhibit