SSEC, IAP and WHO "COVID-19!" Guide for Youth Teaches Students in Mexico How to Stay Safe

September 24, 2020

The COVID-19! How Can I Protect Myself and Others? guide for youth is having an impact with students and teachers in Mexico. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social science of COVID-19 as well as help them take actions to keep themselves, their families and communities safe.

Developed for youth ages 8–17, the guide is the result of a collaboration between the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP). It includes updated research, activities, quotes from scientists and frontline public health officials, and physical and emotional safety tips on COVID-19. It also integrates inquiry-based science education with social and emotional learning and civic engagement.

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