CSUCI Spring 2020
Kendall McClellan’s Lesson Plan: A Pandemic Miracle
By Tyler Lucas Mobley
We’d emerged from Baldwin and Hughes to “Let America
Be America Again” she took a brave stance behind the
lectern and said “when I made this lesson plan back in
Christmas break, I never would’ve guessed that the day
I planned to talk about the stock market crash of 1929,
the market would fall by a percentage that exceeds the
record set the week that began the Great Depression.”
The students just shift in their seats already convinced
their future is moot. This is what an education buys,
informing you of the irony over head like a bucket of
icy water ready to drench, who’s recording?
The Diamond Princess hung on the horizon as an
appetizer for things to come, while most were
fenced on how Buttigeig gave suspicion that if you
peaked inside his suit there would be dozens of
mice pulling levers. Then it happened, the world
held it’s breath, some became deciders of
essentiality while others never picked up their
heads from the task at hand.
Never more definitive uncertainty in the air
her head recoils as if hit with a whiff of awful,
dispelling a reality she’d rather not accept.
And then class went on, because that’s what
we did back then. If I’d known it’d be my last
day with her I might’ve made more of a goodbye.