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Using a National Coronavirus Map to Better Understand Detroit’s Coronavirus Threat

Goals: Understanding maps, working with data, identifying patterns, conducting analysis, critical thinking, engaging with information on how the Coronavirus is spread Age Group: High School

Supplies: Pen/Pencil or Computer. Computer/internet may be helpful but is not necessary

Time: Less than 1 hour

Instructions: View the map below and answer the following questions.

Mapping of Covid-19 Cases as of 3/21/19

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  1. Identify Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle on the map.

  2. What story does this map say about Coronavirus in the USA? Be as specific and detailed as possible.

  3. Where does Detroit fit into this story? How might the virus spread in Detroit?

  4. What vulnerabilities or weaknesses do Detroit and your community have in dealing with the threat of this pandemic?

  5. What assets or strengths do Detroit and your community have in dealing with the threat of this pandemic?

Visit https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-health-watch/coronavirus-tracker-what-michigan-needs-know-now for more information about how the coronavirus is hitting Detroit and the state of Michigan.

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