Support for Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has been with us for over a year now and its effects on educators, students, families, and communities have been diverse and wide-ranging. Schools have faced immense logistical challenges, and teachers have worked tirelessly to support students’ learning and well-being in an unprecedented environment. 

Here we offer an array of resources that speak to the various challenges that COVID-19 has posed and the multiple roles that educators are playing amid the pandemic.

Note to Teachers: This page was last updated March 12, 2021. News about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve rapidly. Stay up to date using the New York Times Coronavirus Briefing, which is updated daily, or another trusted news source.

Examining the Pandemic as a Current Event

Use these current events Teaching Ideas to help your students understand the complexity of the ongoing pandemic and its connection to the past and present.

This Teaching Idea prompts students to reflect on the difficult ethical questions we’re all facing during the coronavirus crisis.

Help students explore the underlying causes of racial inequity in coronavirus outcomes with the activities in this Teaching Idea.

This Teaching Idea invites students to conduct an interview with a friend, family member, or classmate as a way to reflect on the events of 2020 and look ahead to the new year.

Teaching Strategies for Remote and Hybrid Learning

Use these adaptations of Facing History teaching strategies to support student-centered learning in remote or hybrid settings.

Student Access to Streaming Videos

Due to the massive increase in students needing access to digital content from home, Facing History has lifted the login restrictions for students on our large and diverse streaming video collection. If you search, and a login block appears, simply click on the video title, which will bring you to a second page, which includes the new password-free link for students. You can send that link to your students if you want to suggest that they watch a particular video:

Educator Reflections

Learn how educators have navigated teaching and learning through the pandemic.

Go Deeper with Your Professional Learning

Explore our full calendar of upcoming live online events, ranging from free one-hour webinars to in-depth facilitated courses.

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