This lesson raises students’ awareness of memories and the importance of memories to the people of all ages that make up a community. Students will learn the definition of philanthropy and identify an act of philanthropy in the literature book Wilfrid...
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Through multiple visits to a retirement home, or by inviting seniors to visit the classroom, students will learn effective communication, sensitivity to people of different generations and shared experiences while sharing ideas about the common good and stewardship.
The students collect and organize information and interpret data on a graph using the “memory items” brought from home. (See Lesson One: Traveling Back in Time.)
Students recognize that their actions and behaviors will become memories for future generations. They will recognize the importance of recycling and using resources wisely for the common good. Students identify ways to make recycling a routine part of their lives.
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the Living History Project The sensitivity training will raise their understanding of the possible needs, disabilities and attitudes of people with whom they will be working. The training should lead students to understand the importance of showing...
In this lesson the students prepare for their visit to the retirement home. First the students create and use a personal timeline and questionnaire to write their autobiographies to be used as the author page in the Living History Book. The class will work together to come up with questions to...
To introduce students to the idea of helping others and to have them understand that they can also be philanthropic. (They have time, treasures and/or talents to share.)
Students will be engaged in reflections of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination related to elderly individuals. From a cognitive and affective perspective, students will be involved with activities to assist them in developing sensitivity to working in direct...
Unit: Real Heroes
Students examine their health culture and survey their home and neighborhood environments to collect information about nutrition and fitness in the community. Students design a comic strip to educate others about healthy eating and exercise.