Resources for talking to children about COVID-19

Are you looking for ways to explain COVID-19 to your children or students? Are you looking for educational resources to help them understand what is happening?  

Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) has compiled the below online resources for educators and families with children at home. 

We invite you to also visit the Online Heritage Education Resource Center,, to discover a variety of learning resources, including lesson plans, learning activities, websites, and videos available to explore and use from home. View our Featured Resources and search a listing of over 200 resources available to you.

GPA will continue to support students and our regional learning community by sharing useful information and resources. In the meantime, we wish you all good health and well-being.

Questions about these resources? Email Melissa Stevens, Global Philadelphia Association World Heritage Project Manager, at [email protected]

Resources for talking to children about COVID-19

1. What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you 
Lo que necesita saber sobre la enfermedad del coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

2. What is the situation in Philadelphia regarding COVID-19?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Department of Public Health

3. What is the situation in the School District of Philadelphia regarding COVID-19? 

The School District will be closed for two weeks, starting Monday, March 16. Learn more here.

4. What is the situation in the State of Pennsylvania regarding COVID-19?

Click here for live daily briefings from the PA Department of Health.

5. How to talk with children about COVID-19: