COVID-19 The New Normal - Daily Life
COVID-19 changed our life. Within five months the world is unrecognizable. Life as we know it is over and a new grim reality kicked in, almost certainly threatening to change the world not only during the pandemic but also into the near future, after the threat diminishes.
COVID-19 The New Normal - Daily Life is one project in an upcoming series of projects related to the pandemic. In this project, students focus on their daily life, describing how their daily routine changed before, during and after the pandemic, juxtaposing past experiences against the fundamental changes that we have to endure these days. Students also focus on the differences in their social life, and school work and describe how those differ from the past and how they believe it will all change in the future. Finally, they delve deeper into how their emotions changed as they try to deal with this global pandemic, shifting their thinking towards positive activities that can help them overcome the fear and divert their attention away from it.
In the 'Daily Routine' tab, guided by the questions on the top, students use the posted annotations to describe their daily routine before, during, and after the pandemic. Students are tasked to predict how their life will change in the near future after the threat is gone.
In the 'Social Life' tab, students describe their social life before, during and after the coronavirus pandemic. They also provide the pros and cons of each and add relevant images.
In the 'School Work' tab, students describe their school work before, during and after the coronavirus pandemic. They also provide the advantages and disadvantages of each and add relevant images.
In the 'Emotional Life' tab, students describe their emotions during COVID-19 by editing the text box on the left. They then listen to the CDC video about how to manage anxiety and stress and use the text box underneath to describe the CDC’s recommendations. Using the 'Positive Action' tiles, students provide a list of positive actions they can do to divert attention from the pandemic and overcome fear.