Coronavirus Free Lesson and COVID-19 Interactive Worksheet

Grade Levels
5th - 12th
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UPDATED 3/22/2021: This lesson gives students a chance to interact with a timeline of events to help understand the spread and impact of the devastating (COVID-19) coronavirus that is impacting our world today.

NOW ON GOOGLE SLIDES!★ The "2019 - 2021 Timeline" can now be read on Google Slides, and the Emojis activity can also be filled in and completed on Google Slides!

This resource stays relevant as it's super easy to add events to the timeline and continue to use!

Step-by-step Teacher Directions and a PowerPoint will walk you through the lesson. Using information from the Center for Disease Control and other organizations, you can show your students how quickly this virus has spread across the world, how people become infected, what the symptoms are; and most importantly, the ways they can protect themselves from getting this virus.

An "Interactive Worksheet" will help students to process events that have unfolded since the outbreak began, and also enable them to empathize with the many people this virus has affected. Easily editable so you can keep on top of changing events.

"Coronavirus Event Timeline" from December 2019 to March 2021, and "Emojis Cut Out Sheet" also included!

All that’s needed is glue, scissors, and a printer with paper (or use the new online Google Slides version!)


  • I wish the circumstances were different, and my heart goes out to all those who have been hurt by this viral outbreak.

  • Since the virus is so new and reports about it are changing daily, I've included a way for you and your students to continue using the "Interactive Worksheet" template for future coronavirus news updates.


Here is what is included in this LOW-PREP FREE lesson:

1. 11-pages of "Step-by Step Teacher Directions" follow the PowerPoint slides

2. 17-Slide PowerPoint walks you through this lesson

3. "Coronavirus 2019-2021 Timeline Events Sheet" to print: This is a summary of main events from the first case of the virus in Wuhan China, to China recognizing the infection originated at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, to the first case in the United States, to the World Health Organization warning that the virus "has pandemic potential," to increasing hope after several vaccines are released in early 2021.

4. "Coronavirus Interactive Worksheet," a fill-in the blanks timeline template

5. 35 Emojis to print and cut out

6. "Follow-up Blank Timeline Template" to continue following the virus and events

7. Good summarizing article on ways to relieve any fears and anxieties about the virus.

8. A worksheet example is included

8. Learning Target Posters are included, as well as 3 different "Student Check-Off Sheets"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.


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