Home Works Elementary Education Distance Learning Curriculum

Developed by Cora B.

Edited by Miranda C.

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Essential Questions

How do you feel about the current events that have recently taken place?   

Background Knowledge

Students should know how to write a journal, a narrative, and a letter. They should also know how to make a video, a voice memo, or how to draw a picture. 

In order to analyze primary sources, students should understand that a primary source is a first-hand account of an event. Primary sources can be found in many forms, including books, pictures, letters, voice memos, videos, or written narratives.

Materials

  1. Paper
  2. Pencils
  3. Crayons
  4. Video recorder
  5. Laptop or iPad. 
  6. Any resource needed to create your primary source.   

Safety Protocols

Get parent help if using scissors or glue. 

Get parent permission if internet use or mailing your primary source.  

Activity Procedures

Step 1: Think about the current events that are taking place. Is there a recent event that is impacting your daily life? Visit timeforkids.com and search for primary sources that are relevant to recent events. How do these primary sources relate to your life?

What are your thoughts/feelings of these events? 

Step 2: Brainstorm/make a list of things that are happening within your home, community, and on a national level.  

Is there a recent event that is impacting you in your daily life?  

Step 3: Think about what is happening around you. How does it make you feel? How has your life changed because of them? Jot these feelings and changes down on a piece of paper.

How have the events affected you or your home? 

Step 4: Let’s make your own primary source! Be creative and make your own personal narrative based on your experience and feelings throughout the events that have happened.  Use whatever resource (a written narrative, a drawing with a caption, a voice recording, a video, a letter etc.) that shows or explains your thoughts, views, and feelings during this time. As you are making your personal narratives, think about these questions: What are your thoughts/feelings of these events? How have the events affected you or your home? 

Step 5:  I encourage you to put your narrative on the fridge or in a place where you can reflect on it each day and think about how you are feeling. Send your personal narrative or letter to an organization or to a leader in your community. If you are willing, share your narrative with someone.

Step 6: With parent/guardian permission, share the results of your activity on social media using #AUHomeWorks!

Last modified: November 17, 2020