Fourth Grade

 Defining a Survivor

How do you define the term “survivor”? Would it change after you were exposed to real-world pictures and stories of survivors? To what extent do individuals have control over their lives? What role does chance, choice, or fate play? Explore these questions here.

 

Cancer Survivors:


Cancer ImageClick on the image to view it full-size.
Describe it, provide evidence of what you see, and interpret the picture on your “Survivor Matrix”.

Click here for the Video of 3 Cancer Survivors.
What experience did these 3 people survive? What factors contributed to their survival? What did they learn from his experience? What can we learn from their experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Sophia AnagnostouClick here for the Article of Cancer Survivor, Sophia Anagnostou.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to her survival? What did this person learn from her experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

If time permits, click on the link and listen to the song “Strength is in the Soul” that she composed and sings. How did this song assist in her “survival” process?

 

Tim WiggintonClick here for the Article of Cancer Survivor, Tim Wigginton.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to his survival? What did this person learn from his experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

9/11 Survivors:

9_11 ImageClick on the image to view it full-size.
Describe it, provide evidence of what you see, and interpret the picture on your “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Ron DiFrancescoClick here for the Article of the last known 9/11 suvivor, Ron DiFrancesco.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to her survival? What did this person learn from her experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Holocaust Survivors:

Holocaust ImageClick on the image to view it full-size.
Describe it, provide evidence of what you see, and interpret the picture on your “Survivor Matrix”.

Click here for the Transcript of a Holocaust Survivor.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to his/her survival? What did this person learn from his/her experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Hurricane Survivors:

Hurricane ImageClick on the image to view it full-size.
Describe it, provide evidence of what you see, and interpret the picture on your “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Click here for the Audio and Transcript of Hurricane Sandy Survivor.
What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to his survival? What did this person learn from his experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.

 

Nature Survivors:

Climbing Accident Causes Hiker to Cut off his Arm
Avalanche Survivors

What experience did this person survive? What factors contributed to his survival? What did this person learn from his experience? What can we learn from this person’s experience? Write your answers to the questions on the “Survivor Matrix”.