History happens everyday in 2020. This Back to School is no different. No matter what your district’s plan is for back to school, we know it’s going to be a historic back to school season across the country.
As history lovers, we’re watching all of the events of 2020 with the thought: how will our future generations look back on this? How will our grandchildren be taught the year 2020? And this begs the question: what does a primary source look like from 2020? Is it a TikTok video? A recorded Zoom lesson from spring? Or something as simple as a journal?
Since we’re living in an historic back to school, encourage your students —no matter their age—to keep a journal. Use these journal prompts with your students to create the primary sources of the future.