Power of One—Everyday Heroes for the Common Good (The)

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 

 How can one's voice be used to make communities stronger? 

 

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Unit Overview 

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. 

 

Service Experience 
Interview senior citizens and perform a voluntary service for them.   Students will share their information on foundation “heroes” with other classrooms through a library or hall display.   Students will share their information on “heroes” in their own backyards with other classrooms through a booklet and short oral presentations.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Power of One—Everyday Heroes for the Common Good (The)
Lesson 2 of 4
Grades: 
6
7
8

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.