Students will identify their own expectations for the future of their children, and what they believe their parents expect from them.
Paper and pencils.
The teacher should lead a hypothetical discussion about what their students will expect from the children they may someday have. Have them set goals regarding school, occupation, life style etc. Ask them if these are what they believe their parents expect from them. How are their goals and expectations different from their parents. Then ask them to set goals for a child who may be mentally retarded. Ask how they might plan for their child’s future. After the discussion have students put their thoughts into a essay. You might also have students choose different handicapping conditions and then research each disability, especially noting the maximum potential a person with that disability might have.