Vaccine Mandates: Yea or Nay?
This lesson plan directs students to explore the recent debate regarding mandatory COVID vaccinations (USA: C-SPAN Classroom 2021).
The lesson plan argues that vaccine mandate would be very effective in increasing vaccination rates (USA: PBS 2021).
The unit supports students to think critically about the moral and ethical implications of both allowing the refusal of vaccinations, and mandating vaccinations. They consider the relationship between personal liberty and autonomy and the promotion of public health (USA: NYU School of Medicine 2021).
Students will know: Primary arguments surrounding the vaccination debate (before Covid!), including benefits and risks of vaccination, also: the features and conventions of communication using the social media platform Twitter (USA: Duke University 2019-2022).
In this three-part lesson students discuss the proper role of government in making public health decisions (USA: Citizen U 2018-22).
Los Angeles became the first major school district of the U.S. to mandate vaccines for students 12 and older who are attending class in person. Should all school districts follow suit? (USA: New York Times 2021)
This unit explores the idea of COVID-19 vaccine “passports” as well as the arguments for and against their usage (USA: Classroom Law Project 2022).
The map on this site shows the status of individual states’ efforts to: Ban or enforce private employer mandated vaccinations, Mandate vaccines for state employees and health workers, Implement vaccine passports or proof of vaccination requirements (USA: The National Academy for State Health Policy 2022).
The TIME magazine looks at the history of efforts to fight polio, smallpox and diphtheria: "Schools Could Help More Kids Get the COVID-19 Vaccine. But History Has Some Warnings" (USA 2022).
The video of Scientific American explains in 5 minutes (2022).