Week 22 -- "What legacy do I want to leave behind in my high school?" -- Grade 12

Week 22 -- "What legacy do I want to leave behind in my high school?" -- Grade 12

Suite360 Student Lesson Name: What legacy do I want to leave behind in my high school?


Brief Summary: To leave a legacy is to leave something for future generations to benefit from. There are many examples of legacies that have shaped our country and our shared history.  Legacies have changed the way people think and their expectations. The generations before have laid the groundwork that define how we live and what our experiences will look like. As students enter their senior year and eventually graduate, no one but the students themselves can decide what their legacy will be or what they leave behind.  This lesson is designed to get seniors to think about what a legacy is and help inspire them to leave behind something about which they can feel proud.


Key Takeaways:

  • A legacy is to leave something behind for future generations to benefit from.

  • This lesson is designed to inspire students to think about their legacy and what is important to them.

  • It can be as simple or as complex as they want it to be.

  • There is no limit to what they do or inspire others to do.

  • It can test all boundaries as long as it is age and level appropriate.

  • It is really up to the individual to determine what they want their legacy to be.


Continue the Conversation:

  • What is important to you and why might this help or inspire others?

  • Why is it up to each individual to determine their own legacy?

  • Why is this only limited to one’s imagination?  

  • Why can such a monumental task be overwhelming?

  • How can they involve others to lay the foundation for future generations?


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