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Challenge 2: Why is it essential for individuals to adopt socially responsible behaviors to defeat COVID-19?

Learning Targets:

  • I can provide evidence to show how individual behaviors impact the ability of the public health system to defeat COVID-19.
  • I can provide evidence to support why the adoption of socially responsible behaviors slows the spread of COVID-19.
  • I can make a plan for myself to adopt socially responsible behaviors.
Estimated Time: 30 minutes

Activity - How does my individual behavior impact the spread or containment of COVID-19?


Why fighting the coronavirus depends on you


Reflect & Write/Discuss

  • How does the spread of COVID-19 put stress on hospitals?
  • What do you consider to be individual “socially responsible behaviors” that will help contain the spread of COVID-19? Name at least three.
  • How does social distancing impact the spread of COVID-19?
  • Why do some people neglect social distancing? Name at least three reasons why and possible solutions for combating their neglect.
  • What can you do to help decrease the spread?
  • How can individual behaviors impact the public health system in trying to defeat COVID-19?

Create & Share

  • Create a chart that identifies at least three socially responsible behaviors that decrease the spread of COVID-19.
  • Use evidence to support each claim and cite your sources.