Journaling during the pandemic

For yourself and the historians.

Here is an excerpt from the article: As people across the country are told to work from home and practice social distancing, historians recommend a simple practice to fend off boredom and contribute to the history books: daily journaling.

Written accounts of events, especially during times of turmoil, have proven crucial to historians as they seek to grasp a full picture of a time period. And during the current pandemic, physical documentation from ordinary people is as important as ever.

“As historians, we rely on those daily reports to figure out what actually happened on the ground,” said Victoria Cain, an associate professor of history at Northeastern University. “It really offers us insight into how society and culture worked at a time of tragedy, or crisis, or just chaos.” You can read the full article at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/22/metro/journaling-during-pandemic-yourself-historians/

Ponca Library would love to share some of your journaling entries. You can submit them to the library via e-mail at librarian@cityofponca.org.

We would also love to hear from Ponca students and how they feel about finishing the school year at home.

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