Thursday, October 2, 2014

Learning about Ebola in F3

We've been following the spread of Ebola.  In class we've had conversations about viruses, curfews, and public health workers.

UPDATE: On October 8, 2014, we learned about and mourned the death of Mr. Duncan who dies of Ebola in Dallas this morning.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends and to the doctors who treated him.

Another update: On October 15, we learn that the nurses at the Dallas hospital were not prepared, and that is how the virus may have spread to the two nurses.

October 16:  And another update on the situation in Liberia. What is it like to be an ambulance worker?

Update: October 29:  Following our discussion on quarantines, what do you think of this?  How does the cartoonist feel about the quarantine orders?

‘Don’t Fence Me In?’





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"Texas sees first case of Ebola in U.S." from Newsela

"Retracting the Steps" infographic from the New York Times

Timeline infographic from the Dallas Morning News

Learning about Ebola involves knowing about social studies and science.  What have you learned about Ebola?

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Learning about 9/11 in F3

We're going to be taking some time during social studies to learn about what happened in this country on September 11, 2001, and how the events affected people and our government.

We'll being learning about 9/11 through making maps, interviewing our families, and watching two videos: a Nickelodeon documentary and a film called "The Second Day".