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COVID-19 Course Resource Guide

We're in This Together: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lesson Materials

June 1st: Food Systems and Food Security in the Coronavirus Pandemic

This class session will provide a brief overview of the U.S. food system, and focus on ways that the COVID-19 crisis has tested the resilience of that food system. We will explore how the pandemic has highlighted existing issues around hunger/food insecurity, labor, consumption, and the environment. We’ll consider how our food consumption patterns changed almost overnight when the crisis hit, and discuss how that impacts and is impacted by the food system, our food culture, and food waste. Finally, we’ll discuss how we can move forward during and beyond the crisis, and drive positive change in the future in a range of areas within the food system.

Video Lecture 

Research-Informed Tips for Increasing Social Connection During Covid

 

Assigned Readings

June 3rd: Sixty to Zero in Nothing Flat: The Impact of COVID on the American Economy and the Prospects for Recovery

In this session, Dr. Bob Gitter will discuss the economic impact of the COVID-19 on the United States. We will explore the pandemic’s impact on jobs, poverty, and businesses both in the immediate aftermath and longer-term impacts.

Video Lecture 

Assigned Readings

Additional Resources

Want to learn more? Below are other articles, videos, infographics, etc. that will provide further information on this week's topics.

June 1st: Food Systems and Food Security in the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 3rd: Sixty to Zero in Nothing Flat: The Impact of COVID on the American Economy and the Prospects for Recovery

Recommended Databases

Can't get enough? These databases have up-to-date scientific and academic research that can help you dig much deeper into any topic. Please note that OWU login credentials are required unless the resource is marked as open access. Please check your local public library for more resources.

June 1st: Food Systems and Food Security in the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 3rd: Sixty to Zero in Nothing Flat: The Impact of COVID on the American Economy and the Prospects for Recovery

Search Terms

Knowing what terms to use to search for resources on COVID19 is half the battle. For this week's lectures, we would recommend starting with the following keywords. 

June 1st: Food Systems and Food Security in the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Food Waste
  • Food Security
  • Food Banks
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Anti-hunger
  • Social Safety Net
  • Supply Chain

June 3rd: Sixty to Zero in Nothing Flat: The Impact of COVID on the American Economy and the Prospects for Recovery

  • Unemployment
  • GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
  • Consumer Spending
  • National Debt
  • Recovery
  • Consumer Behavior