All resources in Erskine Personal Impact Curriculum (EPIC)

Wanna Play? (Read Aloud)

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Story tells how Calr Erskine became lifelong friends with Johnny Wilson, then Jackie Robinson.  Also, learn the story of how Carl compares his World Series ring and son Jimmy’s Special Olympics medal.32 pages Suggested for grades 1-3  ISBN: 979-8-9863985-0-1Library of Congress: HM831. E77 E65 2022

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson, Reading

Author: Special Olympics Indiana

Playing for Change: Interactive Notebook and Jigsaw

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After reading Playing for Change, students will have the opportunity to break into groups and do research about various subgroups and topics provided in the text. The intention is for this to be a jigsaw activity where groups can organize their information with the interactive notebook sheets provided, and then present or share with the class what they have learned. Teachers can use this for language arts or social studies assessments, if needed. 

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Special Olympics Indiana

Observing Inclusion

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In this lesson, students will observe a social group and identify the common traits shared by the group. They will compare the common traits and daily challenges of a group different from their own self-identified group to connect the meaningfulness of perseverance in varying contexts and people.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Special Olympics Indiana

US Welcome Wagon: Welcoming Refugees

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In this lesson, students investigate how one person can make a difference. They will examine Neil Gaiman’s crowdsourcing fan ideas to develop a poem supporting refugees.Students tap into their creativity to create a “welcome to the US” resource for refugees. The resource places the student in a mentor role to the refugee(s). It shares vital themes that refugees need to know/be able to do to thrive and succeed as a member of US society.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Special Olympics Indiana