The Oracle 7 Team at Old Orchard Junior High kicked off their annual Generations Interdisciplinary Project by traveling to the Bahai Senior Center, Manor Care, Great Opportunities and the North Shore Retirement Center to interview residents. Students used questions developed in Social Studies classes. In Science classes students discussed changes that occur as you age. In Language Arts students will read stories that focus on the relationship between young people and older people. Additional projects are planned for the rest of the year.

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Generations Project
Generations Project
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Generations Project
Student comments about this trip...

Hannah said, "Meeting seniors was like reading a history book."

Nikita said, "It was a great day for both generations. What could be better than sharing your life.
What could be better than listening to someone's life."

Sam said, "It was kind of interesting to see and hear someone who had experienced W.W.II."

Generations Project
Generations Project
Generations Project
Generations Project
More Student comments...

Selina was inspired to
write this poem:

"One must have an open
mind, soft heart, and
understanding to
be able to
know how
to be a
friend
to a
senior."

Suzanne wrote,

"It was a fun and fascinating experience from someone in a different generation."

 

Tasso said,

"It was fun and interesting at the same time."

Julia reflected that,

"The older you are the more you know. Seniors are like books that tell about the past. Open them up and see!"

Jenny said,

"It was interesting because Mabel knew most of the questions I asked."

Generations Project
Generations Project

Jesse observed,

"Seniors may not be the youngest people, but they once were young ... and now they have good stories, so listen."

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Generations Project
Generations Project
Generations Project

Brian wisely reflected, "After my visit to the senior center, I realized that I should not take my youth for granted."

Jean decided that, "Seniors may look different on the outside, but their minds are just as young as ours."

Generations Project
Generations Project
Generations Project
Generations Project
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