Activity Overview

Creating a public service announcement is a great way for students to connect with current events and bring awareness to their community. It allows them to combine research, writing, and graphic design to create a flier or poster that will be helpful for their school or community. In this assignment, students will create a PSA to help others remember their crucial part in slowing the spread of the deadly virus, Covid-19. Teachers can post these PSAs on social media, online learning platforms, or even print them out to hang in the school!

You can find additional PSA templates to add to this assignment if you want to give students more variety to pick from, or students can start from scratch using the large poster template layout.

Template and Class Instructions

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Due Date:

Objective: Create a PSA to help others remember their role in stopping the spread of Covid 19.

Student Instructions:

  1. Using school resources, conduct research on the scientifically proven ways that stop the spread of Covid-19.
  2. Using one of the PSA Templates, write at least 4 different ways people can help protect themselves and others.
  3. Add appropriate scenes, characters, and items to illustrate your precautions.

Requirements: Minimum 4 scientifically proven methods to slow or stop the spread of Covid-19. Engaging visuals to illustrate your points.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/2] Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/6] Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically
  • [ELA-Literacy/W/9-10/7] Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation


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5 Points
3 Points
1 Points
The descriptions are clear and at least two sentences.
The descriptions can be understood but it are somewhat unclear.
The descriptions are unclear and are not at least two sentences.
The illustrations represent the descriptions using appropriate scenes, characters and items.
The illustrations relate to the descriptions, but are difficult to understand.
The illustrations do not clearly relate to the descriptions.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are somewhat correct.
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation are mostly incorrect.

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