SNAPSHOTS ON CORONA
Handout for working with the global-corona.blog in the classroom
For using the global-corona.blog in school or when working with students, we have created a worksheet with 13 questions. This way, students can deal with the blog and individual contributions independently or in small groups, they can either answer all questions or pick out individual aspects. The worksheet is designed to encourage students to engage with the blog and the different perspectives on the pandemic from around the world. They can reflect on their own experiences and thoughts and relate them to the corona situation worldwide.
Worksheet for the global-corona.blog
The global-corona.blog started in April 2020 at the beginning of the worldwide pandemic, the border closures, lock-downs and the closing of schools in different countries all over the world. Originally it was supposed to be a merely informative project but now we want to invite you to contribute your thoughts and to participate in the project.
Please make yourself familiar with the welcome page. There you will find only the latest videos. But there are many more! Numerous videos are to be found behind every country tags. Just click through them! Advice: If you are using a notebook or a tablet, you will find the country categories on the right side of the screen. If you are using a mobile phone, just scroll down to find the different country tags. You got the general idea? Now, please, choose a country or a person from a different country and watch the corresponding videos! Please answer the following questions:
Questions about the videos:
- Which country or which person caught your interest? Why?
- What do you already know about the country this person lives in?
- Which new information did you learn about the country?
- What surprised you while watching the videos? What touched you?
- When were those videos produced? Do you remember, how you felt at this time? If
so, what were your thoughts? (You will find information regarding the recording date in the title strip or below the
title of the article.)
- Which of the mentioned challenges are new to you and why?
- If you had the chance to talk to the person directly, what would you ask her or him?
- … or what would you rather like to tell her or him, which advice would you give? What would that be?What would that be? (If you prefer to communicate in person, you are welcome to post a comment referring to questions 7 or 8 in the blog!)
- What do you think is being talked about too much during this pandemic or what should be discussed much more? (media: YouTube, Instagram, TV etc.; family, school, friends)
- Which cases of injustice did you notice during the crisis?
- What do you think (the people the world) we should learn from the crisis to make the world a fairer place?
- What do you think? Why are projects like the global-corona.blog important?
- If you were to shoot a video about the pandemic situation, what would it be about?