Teaching During COVID through a Human Rights Lens

From the Zinn Education Project

As the U.S. COVID-19 death toll breaks worldwide records and passes 250,000, how are you teaching about the coronavirus? D.C. teacher Caneisha Mills wrote, “Who’s to Blame? A People’s Tribunal on the Coronavirus Pandemic,” a lesson to help her students grapple with the forces that have drastically changed and threaten their lives.
Modeled after the popular People vs. Columbus, et al. and other trial role plays at the Zinn Education Project website, this people’s tribunal begins with the premise that a heinous crime is being committed as millions of people’s lives are in danger due to the spread of COVID-19. But who — and/or what — is responsible for this crime? Who should be held accountable for its devastating effects?

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