Adapted from Out of Eden Learn’s Curriculum, Core Learning Journey 2: The Past and the Global
ENGAGE with RESOURCES
For this activity, you will explore what you can learn by talking to people who belong to a different generation.
Begin by doing the following:
Listen to (or read) Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture His Seedling Grandson. What did Santiago learn from his grandfather?
Watch Marie’s Dictionary, which shares the story of the last native speaker of the Wukchumni language. Notice how the video shares the stories and perspectives of different members of Marie’s family.
DO an ACTIVITY
Talk to someone over the age of 50. Ask the person to talk to you about an object that is important to them that is at least 30 years old. Maybe it is something that meant a lot to the person when they were young; Maybe it is something that has been passed down through their family. Look at the object slowly together, using the See, Wonder, Connect routine.
See: What do you both notice about the object?
Wonder: What do you wonder about it?
Connect: What connections does the person you are talking with make to this object? Can they tell you a story connected to the object?
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