Teaching Global Health in the Time of Covid-19: Key Concepts for Social Studies Classrooms

Mark Helmsing, Shiri Noy


This article highlights the promise of global health approaches for social studies curricula, especially urgent in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Focusing on six facets that inform a global health perspective, the authors offer social studies educators an approach from this applied field of study to support lessons and curriculum on Covid-19 across sociology, geography, and other disciplines within social studies education. The authors provide select digital resources for teachers and students to use in learning and teaching about the Covid-19 pandemic through a global health perspective aligned with the National Council for the Social Studies’ Thematic Standards.


global studies; pandemic; health; C3; standards

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