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Note to Teachers

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A Note to Teachers
   The purpose of this Web Quest is to offer grandparents quality time with their grandchildren, while providing grandchildren  an opportunity to share in the history of their family. Additionally, grandchildren are encouraged to gain new wisdom from--and affection for--older people.
   The tasks were designed so that all students can pick something at which they can be successful using their strengths and abilities as well as their available resources. There is also enough variety in the tasks to allow enjoyable choices for students who do not live in close proximity to their own grandparent.
   As Grandparent's Day was originally established to encourage the visitation of senior citizens in rest homes, students can adopt a senior citizen at a neighboring retirement center to complete their task or pick a known senior in their community.
   Some adjustments in the process may need to be made so that it is more appropriate for younger students.
Additional Links
Teaching about grandparents and Grandparent's Day:

National Grandparent's Day Home Page
The history of the founding of Grandparents Day, plus yearly contests for school children. You can also find Grandparents of the Year winners, and the Forget-Me-Not visitation program.

Content Standards for the State of California:
Language Arts
This project lends itself to many of the Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking Language Arts requirements for grades K-12.

Social Studies
Grandparents fit nicely into 2nd grade social studies units. Check to see how "family trees", "learning about our past", and "how the past applies to the future" fit into your grade level content areas.

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Grandparents Day At School -- E-mail:
 
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