Schools Closed During a Pandemic a Century Ago. Did it Work?

BHP Team Washington, USA So, you’re a kid stuck at home and bored silly when you could be with classmates enjoying world history class. Or, you’re a teacher whose plans for the whole year have been upended. Or you’re a parent scrambling to provide care and activities for a child who would, under normal circumstances, … Continue reading Schools Closed During a Pandemic a Century Ago. Did it Work?

Coronavirus: Keep Calm and Carry On Claim Testing

Joe Jarvis, BHP and WHP Teacher Connecticut, USA Note: An earlier version of this activity did not include links to the source materials. The Coronavirus Activity .pdf has been updated to reflect these changes, with thanks to commenters Glenn Gutterman and Kristine Sawyer for their sharp eyes! One of the things we as social studies … Continue reading Coronavirus: Keep Calm and Carry On Claim Testing

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): How history can help put it all in perspective

By BHP/WHP Team Please note that this blog contains information that might be upsetting for some people. The focus on, and the response to, the most recent coronavirus (COVID-19) has been overwhelming. Many people are frightened about their health and that of their loved ones, and appropriately so. We should be vigilant about taking measures … Continue reading Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): How history can help put it all in perspective