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Student Worksheets
Student Survey - View of Aging Questions pertaining to the student's view of elderly people to be filled out before the project begins and again at the completion of the project.
Inherited Traits Picture Chart Annotated photos/illustrations of some common inherited traits.
Family Traits Worksheet Data collection sheet for student use in researching inherited traits posessed by their family members.
Meeting 1
Interview Sheet
"When You Were My Age" questions with space for the student to note their Grandbuddies answers.
Meeting 1 Checklist Checklist of planned activities for Grandbuddy/Little Buddy
Meeting 2
Interview Sheet
"Issues of Aging" questions with space for the student to note their Grandbuddies answers.
Meeting 2 Checklist Checklist of planned activities for Grandbuddy/Little Buddy
Meeting 3
Interview Sheet
"Positives of Aging" questions with space for the student to note their Grandbuddies answers.
Meeting 3 Checklist Checklist of planned activities for Grandbuddy/Little Buddy
Meeting 4 Checklist Checklist of planned activities for Grandbuddy/Little Buddy
Activity Sheets for Aging Simulation Centers
"Fuzzy Eyeballs" Center Activities for simulating visual difficulty with focusing
"What Did You Say?" Center Activities which simulate partial hearing loss
"Butterfingers" Center Activities simulating difficulties with feeling and touch
"What Color Am I?" Center Activities which simulate loss of color vision
"Stiff Legs" Center Activities for simulating loss of agility and flexibility
Pages for "Grandbuddies Book"
"Grandbuddies Book" Cover Page Cover page for project Memory Book.
Grandbuddy Portrait Page Student will draw a picture of his/her Grandbuddy on this page.
Little Buddy Portrait Page Adult partner will draw a picture of his/her Little Buddy on this page.
Grandbuddy's Hand Poem with space for tracing Grandbuddy's hand
Little Buddy's Hand Poem with space for tracing Little Buddy's hand
Venn Diagram - "My Grandbuddy and I" Preprinted Venn diagram to be used by the student and his/her "Grandbuddy" in a joint activity to demonstrate how they are alike and how they are different.
"What I Learned" Page This page is to be used for the student to write a short synopsis. Story Starter: "Because of the Grandbuddy Project, I have learned that older people:"
Miscellaneous Documents
Grandbuddies Project Evaluation Sheet Questions to be answered by older adult participants upon completion of the project for evaluation purposes.
"Family Traits" Letter Sample of letter to parents explaining the "Family Traits Survey" homework activitiy.