The COVID-19 Writers Project: Evaluating Crises by Analyzing Individual Stories

Posted by Pulitzer Center on November 24, 2020

Inspired by the 1930s Federal Writers Project that produced audio and written recordings of formerly enslaved Americans, The COVID-19 Writers Project (C19WP) captures a hyperlocal viewpoint of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City and how health outcomes are impacted by factors such as socio economic status, education, and race.

In this lesson plan, students explore video, personal essays, and photography from the C19WP to evaluate multimedia approaches to telling personal stories, all in hopes of answering the overarching question—What is this crisis telling us about who we are as a society?

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