I was able to help my neighbors who are in a stressful situation by delivering some groceries to them so that they would not have to be at risk/put others at risk to go out and get food, which could have caused them further stress. (Which does not result in an optimal immune system!)
It is very cool being able to support the expansion of knowledge for the Smithsonian museums, and while I am able to help historians, I can also expand my own knowledge on a variety of topics, and get better insight into what it is like to analyze primary doctors.
(attached photos are my screenshot proof)
Promoted a low-intensity alternative exercise method to my class, specifically walking long distances for those who are fatigued or cannot practice high-intensity workouts (in my case I am recovering from covid-19 so I don't have much energy).
Made and delivered homemade soup for a friend of my family who is currently ill right now, and for her mom who is taking care of her. It felt especially good to do because when I was sick the past couple weeks my neighbors also brought me lots of nice homecooked meals.
Signed up to be a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer, a great program which I did not know about before this class! I only briefly was able to transcribe some of the writings, but the short time I had to participate was very unique and it was great to see this community-driven cause to make information gathering easier for the Smithsonian.
(screenshots are available if needed)
Posted a recipe online for other classmates to reference and hopefully cook for their loved ones
Poster Making for Tenants' Rights
Poster Making for Tenant's Rights