LSE Library
LSE Library
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Documenting change in British society and politics. Learning resources based on our primary source material, mainly on reform and records of social and political history from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries.

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These lessons draw on an historical epidemic and think about how we remember it as a way to explore and allow expression of children’s experiences of the coronavirus. They draw on a historical scrapbook in the LSE Library and recorded conversations with academics on peoples’ experiences of the pandemic from around the world. It is part of a project with a pilot school and the LSE Festival.

The lessons embed Recovery Curriculum principles through encouraging discussion and reflection – these could be expanded in live online sessions or in the classroom when children return to school. It is an interdisciplinary mix of history, visual literacy, art / craft and PSHE. It is aimed at upper Key Stage 2 – Years 5 & 6 – but could be adapted for early KS3 Year 7.

Includes 3 videos to explain art techniques in scrapbooking - collage, text, mapping - along with some examples.

Outcomes:
• Learn about the 1918-20 Influenza Epidemic and understand that epidemics happened in history
• To understand that people were emotionally affected by events, such as influenza, in the past.
• To introduce forms of remembering around loss, e.g. war memorials, and historic events
• To enable the children to express their feelings about change in routine and freedom during the lockdown through art
• To recognise attachment and the importance of relationships, whether in a family, in a class, with friends or more short-term ones, like with health care providers or people doing deliveries
• To reassure children that worries and anxious feelings are shared and normal
• To individually and as a community, remember what is happening and create a message of hope for the future
• To build resilience.

There are resources and links listed at the end of these notes, plus a worksheet produced by an artist for each lesson to help children record their experiences of lockdown and the pandemic.

This is a pilot project so any feedback in the review section would be welcome.

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