Best for grades 3-5
Here is a 3 page story about a blind-deaf college friend, a friendship forged by learning and serving, and the strength and beauty of optimism. The story is followed by 11 questions, an opportunity to draw, and an opportunity to describe your drawing to a blind friend.
This story is a true story. The hope is that this story will encourage students to reach out to serve/help and also learn from those who have special needs. This story has inspired my classes each year to seek out and engage in community service projects. These experiences build empathy, compassion, and strong bridges of hope, trust, and friendship. In serving others, we see ourselves more clearly.
One Arts Infusion Collaborative seeks to create resources that challenge us to see beyond ourselves and cultivate a compassionate view of our communities and the world around us.