This lesson is a celebration to culminate this intergenerational project. The students make a final visit to the senior center or retirement home where all the participants gather for a snack and a farewell celebration. Students give their published Living History Books to their senior friends....
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Students write to pen pals in a different community and discuss ideas related to a service project. For example, the pen pals may plan and monitor a canned-good donation project.
This lesson introduces the concept of basic needs. Students will distinguish between needs and wants. They will become aware that some people lack the resources to have their basic needs met.
Students will listen to a story that illustrates that although we have differences, we are also very similar. They will begin to understand the definitions of diversity and realize that focusing on the differences alone may cause conflict.
Unit: Real Heroes
Unit: Why Do People Give?
Unit: Our Land
This culminating activity gives students an opportunity to teach about our land to others. They spread the word that "commons" are needed, and that when people work together nothing is impossible....
Through this activity participants will become aware of their own feelings about others, and the racial, cultural and socio-economic biases in society today. Participants will analyze their own feelings in light of this awareness.