UEN Security Office
Technical Services Support Center (TSSC)
Eccles Broadcast Center
101 Wasatch Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-6105 (fax)
Background For Teachers:
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Share a literary selection about treasures with the students at the opening of each class. Ask students to bring a personal possession from home.
Consider in small groups what makes your treasured item valuable: the cost, the giver, the age, the size, the years of ownership, etc.
Bring out the treasure box. Discuss why most treasures are kept in a safe place.
Distribute or allow the students to sort through the treasures. Have several students record comments from the class 'I have one of these...,' 'What is this?' 'Hey this is old...,' etc.
Ask students to group or classify the items using a criteria on which they can agree.
NOTE- - This can be done with actual objects, or if this is not advisable use paper markers to represent the objects.
Discuss the classifications and their criteria. Which of the items is most valuable? How would the items be regrouped if value was the criteria? Discuss how things, places or people become valued by people and communities.
Debate whether things, places or people are treasures because they are valued or valued because they are treasures.
List what is valued in the community. Consider people, places, events, ideas, things, etc.
Develop a campaign to reintroduce folks to the value of local treasures, perhaps to repair, preserve, or save them from being lost.
Organize and participate in a district or county wide 'treasures of our community' display for the centennial.
Create a State of Utah treasure box.
Create a Who's Who of the living treasures of the community. 'Living Treasures' is a Japanese concept honoring those who keep alive ancient cultural practices.
In your journal reflect: How has working on your product helped you be a better citizen of your community? How has it helped your community?
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