Power of One—Everyday Heroes for the Common Good (The)
Students will identify “senior citizens” in history who are considered heroes. They will compare/contrast these heroes with heroes in their own community and lives. Students will describe the work of foundations and report on the work of local foundations.
To introduce the concept of the common good, and to explore the characteristics of everyday heroes who work for the common good.
Students will discover senior citizens in history who were heroes. They will then see how senior citizens can be considered everyday heroes in the community and will determine what kinds of everyday heroes make a difference in the lives of seniors. Students will learn that they, too, can be everyday heroes by helping seniors with needed services.
Students will describe the work of foundations and nonprofits, identify local foundations in the community, and explain why the people connected with these organizations can be considered local heroes.