: “You Are the Wind Beneath My Feet”
Subject Matter Area
: To promote positive feelings and appreciation towards adult family members or other adults who have assumed that role. To provide children with an avenue for communicating those positive feelings to the adults involved.
: After an adequate understanding of the history of the African-American family has been acquired by the class and pupils have been involved in a number of other activities designed to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of their own family, it will be suggested that they communicate these results to family through a group presentation and display.
The display would consist of projects collected throughout their study: family histories, interviews, photographs (old and new), original coat-of-arms, drawings, written material, poetry, family “treasures”, tape recordings, and others that their study may have suggested.
Most of the exact content of the presentation will be planned by the class, but it will probably include music, dance, readings, and skits in whatever combination the group desires and talents determine.
The conclusion of the program will be a slide show which will include pictures of each child with a significant adult or adults in their “family”. A child might have more than one slide taken depending upon his/her family situation. Pupils will be given their own slide after the program.
After being introduced appropriately, the slides will be shown to the background music of “You Are the Wind Beneath My Wings” (sung by Bette Midler—from the movie
The program might include refreshments, depending on the circumstances of the group.