Are you looking for an engaging activity that allows students to process their thoughts and emotions in a productive way during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Perfect for home schooling or distance learning, this free coronavirus time capsule journal is a great way to help your students process their feelings as they experience this historic event firsthand. This journal is the perfect start to a COVID-19 time capsule and guides students to become primary sources of information as they document what life is like during the coronavirus pandemic.
This 27-page resource includes information about the COVID-19 pandemic, directions and tips for creating a time capsule, and several pages that allow students to reflect on this experience. Students will share information related to themselves, how they are spending their time in quarantine, what school is currently like for them, what they hope to accomplish once they’re no longer social distancing, and more. Several suggested journal topics, as well as multiple journal templates, are included. The journal also includes special topics such as hygiene and health, gratitude, coronavirus heroes, celebrations and special occasions, and more. Resources for conducting interviews such as an interview planning sheet, interview tips, and possible questions to ask are all included!
Click here for a digital version of this resource that students can complete in Google Classroom™. The digital version has been slightly adapted to better align with completing the journal in a digital format.
If you’re looking for a durable time capsule that you can use to store the printed journal and bury it, there are a few for sale on Amazon. I recommend the 16.3″ version of the time capsule to make sure there is enough room for all of the papers. It is stainless steel, water proof, and can keep your time capsule safe for 200 years!
If you have any questions about the resource or how you can use it at home or in your classroom, please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to hear from you via email or in the comments below!