The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #9: THE HARDEST LESSONS

todayApril 14, 2020


This piece originally aired on March 30 and was replayed on April 14. 

As the biggest global health crisis in years threatens people around the world, The Coronavirus Chronicle reveals how people in Berlin are coping, like Adrianne Oldham.

She is a 33-year-old teacher of 7th, 11th and “Abitur” level students at the Nelson Mandela School. Her subjects are English and political science.

When the pandemic shut down the schools, she scrambled to find new ways for her students to learn, and more importantly, cope. And she’s using video calls to do it. Listen below to find out how:

Oldham adds: “When we come back, the most important thing is going to be rebuilding the health of our community.”


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