My IB anthropology class is discussing a mini ethnographic project that would examine aspects of the coronavirus crisis — how people are coping, what the ripple effects are, whom it’s hurting most, what it says about how our society works. It’s just a very important learning moment.
We are also focused on being compassionate, recognizing students may be helping their families get through a tough time or be struggling with anxiety. It’s an overwhelming time for students. If we give one meaningful assignment or project in a week, or in two weeks, I think that it’s more worthwhile than busy work. It’s such an abnormal situation that we can’t follow normal protocols.