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| By Te-ojah, 12th grade | August 2020… “In times like COVID-19, children face uncertainty, sudden change, and stress,” said Dr. Kathleen Napalinga, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Einstein Healthcare Network, in a recent interview. “Their mental health can decline and take the forms of anxiety, depression, and sudden changes in behavior.” Dr. Napalinga […]
| By Alexandra, 7th grade | June 2020 … Martha’s Choice Marketplace in Norristown is more than a pantry giving food in boxes to people in need—it’s a whole grocery store with aisles where people can choose what they need, based on their family’s needs. Now, because of the coronavirus, Martha’s Choice has started a […]
| By Alana, 7th grade | June 2020 … Dr. Elizabeth Rappaport met this spring with East Norriton Middle School reporters through a Zoom teleconference to discuss vaccines for COVID-19. A vaccine can protect a person from getting an infectious disease. There currently is no vaccine against COVID-19 since it is a new virus. But […]
| By St. Veronica Healthy Hero staff | May 2020 … St. Veronica Healthy Hero third-grade reporters have created rainbows for children in Philadelphia homeless shelters as a sign of love, joy, and hope during the coronavirus shutdown. The reporters began to make their rainbows after watching a video interview on www.healthynewsworks.org with Dr. Karen […]
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| By Michaila, 7th grade | July 2020 … I am learning so much about how to stay safe during these times. I am part of Healthy NewsWorks’ digital camp and we recently interviewed Rhona Cooper. She’s a nurse and public health preparedness clinical coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She mentioned several […]
| Bryana, 4th grade | June 2020 … Although we are in a pandemic, my summer has been good so far. I have been going to my pool and also doing a lot of crafts. I have been with my family a lot. —Bryana is a reporter with the St. Veronica Healthy Hero in Philadelphia […]
Lessons, websites, and activities for kids, parents, and teachers
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.