The Lend a Hand Campaign in-School Assembly
To encourage all elementary school students of Markham and Stouffville to participate in the “Lend a Hand” initiative.
Grade 1 through Grade 8, Teachers, Staff and Parent Volunteers
- 30-minute, in-school assembly (in gym or large gathering space)
- As many students assembled as space permits (multiple assemblies per school is possible)
- All necessary AV equipment (projector and microphone) will be provided by Markham Fair
- Awareness of the development of the local communities of Markham and Stouffville
- Awareness of the challenges faced by pioneers and immigrant communities
- Awareness of current challenges facing New Canadians in our communities
- Awareness of the term “community”
- Awareness of what it means to “volunteer” and to “make a difference”
Post-secondary students, 2 or 3 per assembly, from a team of 5
- A description of the challenges faced by the pioneer settlers of Markham and Stouffville
- Who were they?
- Why did they settle here?
- What were their major struggles?
- A description of the challenges faced by the communities of Markham and Stouffville today
- Who lives here now?
- What groups have made this area their home?
- What challenges do citizens face today?
- A discussion of what makes our communities “special”
- What could be done to make our communities “better”?
- A description of the “Lend a Hand” Campaign
- Why is this program important?
- How can students make a difference?
- How will the program work?
- Individual or class initiatives
- Hand print display at the fair
- Social Media and website support
- Resource material for teachers