Thursday, April 2, 2020

At-home learning #18

Do or view some quarantine art
Museums like the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Getty in L.A. asked people to re-create famous art works with what they have at home. The results are hilarious. Create your own art work, or just enjoy others' brainstorms:

Read quarantine classics
"It was about the Beginning of September 1664 that I, among the Rest of my Neighbours, heard in ordinary Discourse, that the Plague was return'd again in Holland." So begins Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year," available free on the Gutenberg site:

Or dip into that famous classic, Samuel Pepys' diary. Extracts from the plague year 1665 are at

A Google search for "Pepys plague" turns up a lot more; here are a couple of ways to get started: