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The Quarantine Time Machine

Program Introduction

Join Cory, Tina, and their scientist grandfather, Pops, as they travel back in time to reflect upon their time in quarantine. This program was created by DLUX Puppets and commissioned by the Diablo Regional Arts Association.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

1. School is Different
Students will have an opportunity to tell their story and process their emotions about school being different. They will explore strategies to help themselves and others feel better.
2. How to Manage Extreme Emotions
Students will learn how to determine the size of problem they are having and will learn how to respond in a healthy manner. They will also build on their existing feeling vocabulary and learn strategies to help regulate their extreme emotions.
3. Practicing Empathy
Students will practice active listening skills to gain perspective of other student experiences in quarantine. They will learn valuable interpersonal skills that will allow them to support others during this time and in the future.
4. How to Manage Uncertainty
Students will learn to zoom in on what they can control (e.g., thinking), and develop skills that will help them to focus on the positive in order to enhance their optimistic growth mindset.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:
• A brief introduction video
• Four educational and entertaining videos
• Class discussion prompts for each topic
• Curriculum activities to reinforce coping skills
• Quarantine Time Machine Character Paper Puppet Craft Activity
• Advice from a Mental Health Expert on each topic
• A Parent / Guardian Letter
• A Quarantine Time Machine Coloring Page
• A bonus behind the scenes video showing how the puppets were built and how the videos
were made

HOW TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM:
The program was designed for educators to complete with their students via distance or hybrid learning. Here is a recommended schedule, however, this project was created to be very flexible for educators in order to best meet the needs of their students. You may find certain topics need more time to process than others.

LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION
Show Introduction Video
Make Craft Paper Puppet Activity
Send Parent / Guardian Introduction Letter

LESSON 2: SCHOOL IS DIFFERENT
Use pre-video discussion prompts to introduce the video
Watch School is Different Video
Use post-video prompts to reflect upon the video

ACTIVITIES:
• School is Different Journal Page
• Make a “Feel Good” Plan
Send Parent / Guardians Expert Advice

 LESSON 3: MANAGING EXTREME EMOTIONS
Use pre-video discussion prompts to introduce the video
Watch Managing Extreme Emotions Video
Use post-video prompts to reflect upon the video

ACTIVITIES:
• What feelings have you felt in quarantine?
• Where in your body do you feel your feelings?
• How big is my problem?
• Feelings Word Bank
Send Parent / Guardians Expert Advice

LESSON 4: EMPATHY
Use pre-video discussion prompts to introduce the video
Watch Empathy Video
Use post-video prompts to reflect upon the video

ACTIVITIES:
• Share Your Story
• How would I feel?
Send Parent / Guardians Expert Advice

LESSON 5: MANAGING UNCERTAINTY
Use pre-video discussion prompts to introduce the video
Watch Managing Uncertainty Video
Use post-video prompts to reflect upon the video

ACTIVITIES:
• Thank the Helpers
• What great thing happened? Journal Entry
• I Choose the Bright Side
Send Parent / Guardians Expert Advice

LESSON 6: BEHIND THE SCENES
Watch Behind the Scenes Video

ACTIVITIES:
• Complete Coloring Page

Paper Puppet Craft Activity

TEACHER NOTE:

It is highly recommended that you give students the option to use their paper puppets when sharing in class conversations. For many students using the puppet helps them to be more comfortable, open, and honest.

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