Not that long ago, it was hard to imagine how much a virus could change our lives. But have you ever thought about how coronavirus might have changed the storylines of your favourite novels or movies? In this activity you’ll see some descriptions of classic novels changed for the time of coronavirus. Then, you’ll write your own.
Safety advice: Be conscious of the impact that COVID-19 might have had on some kid/s and their networks and consider whether this activity will be a positive one for them or might be too challenging.
This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Lower Secondary, Upper Secondary
- be creative
- think and connect
Time required: 20 minutes
Curriculum connections: English, Critical and Creative Thinking
- McSweeney’s Article
- Timer (optional)
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.