With teachers moving to distance teaching and communities coming out of lockdown, Masks and Social Distancing from Susan Traugh's Daily Living Skills is the tool you need to help students organize their lives as they emerge from their homes.
Masks and Social Distancing provides instruction in adult living skills and transitional skills for both mild-to-moderately affected special needs students and general education students alike and provides adult living skills for special needs teens to meet federal transition mandates. It is a stand-alone unit providing students with skills to live independently by being able to come out of stay-at-home orders safely through good hygiene, the wearing of masks, and the practice of social distancing in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Like the other books in this series, it contains airy-pages and bullet-point information for easy, independent study, yet, these books, nevertheless, respect teens’ maturity and humor while presenting federally mandated Indicator 13 skills and transition skills needed for adult independence. Carefully researched information on the virus and behavior during lockdown are provided in a calm, reassuring manner.
Written on about the 3rd/4th grade level, workbooks are meant to be self-paced and adaptable with student interests and goals driving most units. Each lesson is taught in a short one-to-four page format with follow-up worksheets/activities to check comprehension. Real world activities are provided whenever possible.
Lessons in Daily Living Skills' Masks and Social Distancing include:
- What is COVID-19?
- Assume You Have It
- So, Why Should I Care?
- Flattening the Curve
- The Numbers in Perspective
- The Risks are Real
- Start with Hygiene
- Wash Your Hands; Cover Your Cough
- Wearing a Mask
- Who Should Wear Masks
- Kinds of Masks
- Removing and Washing Your Mask
- Masks in the Summer
- Social Distancing
- How to Safely Run Errands
- Grocery Stores, Deliveries, Gas Stations, Banks, etc.
- Using Transportation
- Cars, Public Transportation, Rideshares, Taxis, etc.
- Avoiding Crowds
Additionally, this book provides a student grading sheet, answer key and a Parent Letter suggesting at-home activities for families in accordance with federal mandates for parent involvement.
The modeling video "Washing Your Hands" is provided free on this site. Also, you may wish to download "Sheltering in Place: Coping with COVID-19" for further information on this topic. It is free.