"Hometown Heroes" was a multi-step curriculum-based project that met expectations in three curriculum areas and included a character education/outreach component. Art and written work generated by this project will be included in our new student portfolios.
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STEP ONE: Brainstorm your strengths, abilities and interests.
STEP TWO: Draw a caricature of yourself and label it with some of the ideas from Step 1 (Visual Arts).
Here are some of the finished products:
STEP 3: Think of an outreach project you have the strengths/skills to complete, and create a job description for the task (media literacy). This project should benefit family, neighbours or the community.
Students chose a wide range of outreach initiatives. Some projects of benefit to family included: babysitting, teaching crafts to younger siblings, helping with grocery shopping, cooking breakfast, washing dishes, doing laundry, raking leaves, shoveling snow and helping prepare the home/yard for winter. Projects of assistance to others outside the home included: assisting a neighbour that was recovering from surgery, making cards for children in hospital and volunteering at a veterinarian's office.
STEP 4: Write a manual for your outreach project (procedural writing).
STEP 5: Go home and do the task you identified (character education/outreach)! 🙂
STEP 6: Reflect upon how it felt to be a "hometown hero."
STEP 7: Participate in a sharing time/celebration of your accomplishments with the class!
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