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Back to school during a pandemic

Oct 2, 2020

A Time to Remember

Thanks to contributions from the community, our ongoing project A Time to Remember records and documents how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people’s lives at home. As parents, teachers, and students are settling into the new school year, we are looking for new contributions that tell the story of how education looks during a pandemic.

The new school supplies, the first-day back to school outfit, the brand new backpack, meeting your new teacher. These are all traditional back-to-school experiences we have all known. This year, whether children are attending classes virtually or in-person, going back to school in 2020 is definitely a different experience.

Teachers are coming up with new ways to engage students, like this kindergarten teacher who went viral on TikTok for staying energetic despite the complications of virtual learning. Students are figuring out how to create new friendships and maintain old ones in virtual or socially distant classes.

Need a little inspiration? Look through our suggestions below to help get you started thinking about what to contribute.

For teachers:

For students:

Contribute to A Time to Remember and help us document how home life, school, and work have changed because of the pandemic.