9 Creative Ways To Turn Covid-19 Into An Out-Of-The-Box Learning Adventure

Finish Well Homeschool Podcast, Podcast #111, 9 Creative Ways To Turn Covid-19 Into An Out-Of-The-Box Learning Adventure, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network

9 Creative Ways To Turn Covid-19 Into An Out-Of-The-Box Learning Adventure

In “9 Creative Ways to Turn Covid-19 into an Out-of-the-Box Learning Adventure” episode #111, Meredith Curtis takes a look at how exciting it is to live through a time that you will be telling your grandchildren about. It’s a great teaching/learning opportunity. Meredith shares 9 creative ideas to explore, investigate, and research all aspects of Covid19 and have fun doing it!  Learn history the fun way!

 

 

 


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Show Notes

Do you realize that we are living through a time that will be written about in history books?

We will be telling stories from 2020 to our grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

That is exciting stuff! So, I was thinking it would be awesome to use this time to have some out-of-the-box homeschool learning adventures. I came up with 9 ideas!

Time Capsule

Create a time capsule with the whole family. You can bury it in the back yard or tuck it away in a hidden place, agreeing to open it again in a certain number of years (10, 20, 30).

Here are some things you might include:

  • Photos of family, pets, lockdown, grocery stores, streets
  • Journal of this time
  • Clippings from newspapers or magazines
  • artwork created by family members
  • recordings by family members
  • Letter from each family member to future self
  • Mask
  • Pair of Gloves
  • CDC Poster
  • Toy
  • DVD
  • Clothing

Journal

Keep a journal throughout the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. You don’t have to write every day. Write about things that are happened in your home and current events.

News Reporting

Become a news reporter and family news team. Role play different key figures in the worldwide pandemic while one family member interviews them. Be sure to capture it all on videotape.

Unit Study

You can do a unit study on Covid-19. There is so much to cover!

  • Faith–passages on God’s protection & healing (e.g. Psalm 91, Psalm 103), Churches streaming services, benevolence, national days of fasting & prayer
  • Anatomy–Respiratory System, Pneumonia
  • Health –handwashing, germs, social distancing, nutrition, healthy habits, vaccines
  • Machines–Ventilators
  • Business/Money –businesses that are stepping up–who are they and what are they doing
  • Economy–stock market, unemployment, stimulus package
  • Government–what state and local leaders and agencies are doing to fight Covid-19. How are Constitutional rights being protected, CDC, FDA
  • Careers–medical, trucking, grocery stores, banking,
  • Geography–countries and states unique experience with Covid-19
  • Art –Covid-19 Posters
  • Homemaking–sewing masks
  • Other–Army Corps of Engineers

Scrapbook

Make a scrapbook on Covid-19 with fancy scissors, cardstock, and stickers. Include lots of photos and news clippings. Be sure to include photos of you face-timing friends and relatives. And don’t forget to write captions under all the photos.

Picture Book

Create a picture book for younger children that explains what the coronavirus is, how to stay healthy, what happened around the world, or how your family experienced the pandemic.

Dictionary

Create your own dictionary of Covid-19-related words like epidemic, pandemic, coronavirus, quarantine, immunologist, etc. Be sure to add pictures.

Round Table Discussion

You’ve seen these on TV where a bunch of people sit around and discuss current events. Firing Line, The View, and The McLaughlin Group are good examples. Another way to spice it up is to pretend to be different people who hold very diverse opinions.

Fine Arts Project

Paintings, sculpture, poetry, music, and drawings express our feelings about the Covid-19 experience. These creative outlets don’t just allow us to express our emotions, but lets viewers and listeners connect with Covid-19 on a deeper level. Art is a gift to the world!

Covid19 Research Journal

Here is your bonus idea!

I have created a Covid 19 Research Notebook E-book just for you! You can use it for the whole family–just print the pages you need for everyone in your home school. 100 cheerful & colorful pages of information and research questions will keep your children busy investigating all aspects of Covid-19. You can purchase Covid-19 Research Notebook at PowerlineProd and TeachersPayTeachers.

Covid-19 Research Notebook has 9 sections of printables:

  • Covid-19 Basics
  • Virus & Immune System
  • Economy
  • Government
  • Faith
  • Family
  • Fighting Covid-19 in the USA
  • State Research
  • Country Research

 

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Resources

Covid-19 Research Notebook by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century Middle School Workbook HIS Story of the 20th Century: High School Workbook by Meredith Curtis
HIS Story of the 20th Century Cookbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette Locked Down? Suddenly Homeschooling? Thrive at Home During the Coronavirus Lockdown What Does It Mean to Trust God?

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