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How will/should the world change? The corona crisis as an interdisciplinary challenge

by  Véronique Zanetti (ZiF Bielefeld, Germany),  G. Ary Plons ki (UBIAS, IEA São Paulo, Brazil) and  Britta Padberg (ZiF Bielefeld, Germany) | Originally posted on the blog  Interdisciplinarity

Heavily shaken by the corona pandemics many of us are currently thinking about how we could contribute to overcome this unprecedented situation. The COVID-19 crisis not only challenges disease control and crisis management, but may also have long-term and far-reaching impacts on states, societies and international cooperation. There are increasing indications that the world will look different after the crisis and that globalization will be questioned in many areas. According to these observations, the COVID-19 crisis would mark a turning point. In times of deep uncertainty, science is asked to look to the future and to flank a rational discourse about how to react to the current global crisis, and therefore now better cope with other tantamount global challenges such as the climate change.

Since this challenge is genuinely interdisciplinary, Institutes for Advanced Studies are rich pools to fish for visionary ideas and scientific observations. We are very happy that a number of distinguished and young scholars from different fields and countries agreed to write short essays on how the world will change and how it should change. The pieces will be posted bit by bit, two texts per week. Since science and art make a good couple in developing a good sensorium for tectonic shifts we also asked the comic artist Oliver Grajewski to complement and contrast the academic way of thinking. He will deliver one short comic series each week.

We hope that the blog will contribute to sketching out ideas of a world that is more sustainable, fairer and fit for the future and are very much looking forward to lively discussions.

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COVID-19 Expository Essay

COVID-19 Expository Essay

  • Persuasive writing
  • Text Analysis
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Systems Thinking

Lesson summary

 Students will gain a greater understanding of COVID-19 including its symptoms, how it is contracted, at risk groups, incubation period and how it is different to influenza by reading through an article. Next, they will complete a set of activities that will revise over parts of speech, connectives and conjunctions and sentence types that they will use to improve their writing by making it more interesting. Using the information from the articles and the learning from the activities, students will complete a planning template and will then write an informative/expository essay.

This lesson is designed to be completed independently by students.

Learning intentions:

Students will....

  • re-cap your knowledge of parts of speech, connectives and sentence types
  • understand the correct essay structure for an expository essay.
  • write an expository essay about COVID-19.

Success criteria:

Students can....

  • identify parts of speech, connectives and sentence types in a piece of writing 
  • apply parts of speech, connectives and sentence types to improve your writing
  • use a planning template to organise your information

Lesson guides and printables

sample of informative essay about covid 19

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping.

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 7 English :

  • Recognise and understand that subordinate clauses embedded within noun groups/phrases are a common feature of written sentence structures and increase the density of information  (ACELA1534)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas  (ACELY1725)
  • Edit for meaning by removing repetition, refining ideas, reordering sentences and adding or substituting words for impact  (ACELY1726)
  • Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to confidently create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts  (ACELY1728)

Year 8 English :

  • Analyse and examine how effective authors control and use a variety of clause structures, including clauses embedded within the structure of a noun group/phrase or clause  (ACELA1545)
  • Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that raise issues, report events and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate  (ACELY1736)
  • Experiment with text structures and language features to refine and clarify ideas to improve the effectiveness of students’ own texts  (ACELY1810)
  • Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to create, edit and publish texts imaginatively  (ACELY1738)

General capabilities:   Literacy ,  Ethical Understanding ,  Critical and Creative Thinking .

Resources required

  • Computer for research
  • A workbook or paper to write on
  • Article – Coronavirus: how long does it take to get sick?

Additional info

This lesson has been developed in partnership with The Conversation. The Conversation’s mission is to be known as a prominent and trusted publisher of new thinking and evidence-based research, editorially independent and free of commercial or political bias. The Conversation hopes teachers will use their content as a source of truthful information, and that teachers can show their students the importance of trusted, evidence-based information in understanding the world around them and making informed decisions about their actions. Please follow the republishing guidelines when using The Conversation’s articles.

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