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The Pandemic & Creative Communities

By Dr. Anne Desrosiers and Precediha Dangerfield, 826 Valencia

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our lives. This lesson will support students in processing the changes in their everyday lives and help them to identify the creativity their community has exhibited.


Grades 7–12


Narrative, Poetry, Social-Emotional Learning


4 sessions: 60 minutes each

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Lesson Instructions

The Pandemic and Creative Communities — Handout

What Your Students Will Learn

Students will learn how to process a big life event and turn that into inspiration for a personal narrative, elegy poem, pastoral poem, or freestyle writing. 

Common Core Alignments

What Your Students Will Produce

Students will produce a poem, a freestyle piece of writing (such as a create-your-own adventure story), or a first-person narrative that will make space for them to process the effects of the pandemic and identify creative problem-solving in their communities.

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