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.
This lesson introduces the Living History Project. We begin with sensitivity training, as a pre-service reflection and to help volunteers understand possible needs, disabilities, and attitudes of people with whom they will be working. The training should lead students to...
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. Students develop sensitivity to working in direct service projects with individuals who are elderly. Subsequently, students will also generate...
Unit: Real Heroes
To learn about the different philosophies of three renowned philanthropists.
Image source: John D. Rockefeller in 1885. From Wikimedia Commons. Original source: Rockefeller Archive Center.