AIMS * Giving students an opportunity to show their appreciation and love for their grandparents and older people in their lives. *Give grandparents and older people an opportunity to show their love and caring for the youth and their grandchildren. *Honor older adults and give them validation in their role of grandparent (or "grandfriend" or mentor). Grandparents need to know that they are making a difference in the lives of younger generations. *Giving older adults a chance to share some of their life experiences with their own grandchildren and other children.
One of the students’ feelings: My name is Göktuğ Yiğit .I’m a student at Amerikan Kültür Lisesi I want to tell something about the trip to our local nursing home.We went there yesterday and we had a great time .. firstly;we propared some posters and some of us baked cakes and cookies for them before we go. When we arrived there,they were glad to see us.We tried to sing Turkish and English songs and we had brunch all together. They told us stories and jokes. -This was the first time for me.But I liked. -It was really a great experience for us.
Results: The idea bringing the young and the old together to learn from and about each other was really great.The result was fantastic. I think;By sharing skills and experiences, we could increase understanding and respect between younger and older generations. I had the chance to improve the students’ respect for the others. I integrated videos in curriculum.I could teach them ‘used to’ structure and’’ to be in the past’’ easily and my students learnt with pleasure.Using videos , inviting older people and going outside made my lessons more active and more interesting..
It was really a great experience formy students The project activity ‘ll also be advertised through: various articles in the school magazine and website;It ‘ll also be shared with public via slideshare,facebook ıtec group,Promethan planet,class blog,and class wikispaces.