Cultural Literacy: Pandemic

Teachers working in social studies or science may find this Cultural Literacy worksheet on pandemics useful. For a literacy connection, nota bene the Greek root dem in this word; it means people, and shows up in other words like democracy and demography, both words related to people. If you look at the post two above this one, you’ll in fact find a word root worksheet on that Greek word root.

Pan, another Greek root, simply means all. You can see that these two word roots, which meet in the noun pandemic, give students an opportunity for some synthetic thinking about these two roots and the words in English they produce.

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