2015 KAFCE EDUCATOIN PROGRAM GUIDE FCE: Caring for Others” page 1 “A” is for Apple By Janie Williams, KAFCE State EPC ►Apples have been around since beginning of time. People all around the world enjoy eating f EDUCATIONAL GOALS: Participants will learn the history, nutritional value, growing techniques and varieties, popular uses, and facts about apples. COMMUNITY AWARENESS ACTIVITIES: Present program and give out a compiled handout with apple crafts. Give teachers an apple during National Education Week, November 17-21. Combine program material with a school’s project on Johnny Appleseed. Sponsor apple pie bake-off at local community fall festival. “Caring for our Community: Recycling eWaste” Written by Judy Fullmer, KAFCE State EPC ►Every day we throw out an enormous amount of precious metals that are inside our old electronics. Where does it all end up? How can we manage the disposal of electronic? EDUCATIONAL GOALS: Participants will learn Identify e-waste and learn where to recycle ewaste. Understand the importance of responsible recycling and be motivated to recycle e-waste. Gain ideas on how to advocate for needed changes in their community. Increase understanding of how ewaste affects human health Community Awareness Activity: Celebrate Earth Day April 22, 2015. Collect e-waste to recycle, find a local recycler and/or work with community groups to set up e-waste recycling. Sponsor a workshop on e-waste crafting. Invite a speaker and/or present the lesson to another group or organization. Attend meetings of local government agencies to advocate for e-waste recycling. Write a letter to the editor promoting e-waste recycling “Is There a Move in your Future?” Written by Faye Spencer, KAFCE State VP ►Do you want to go? Or do you want stay? Most people would rather remain in their homes as long as possible. But there may be time when new living accommodations must be considered for a variety of reasons. EDUCATIONAL GOALS: Understanding the motivations to sell or not to sell. Identify home components for preventive maintenance and preparation to sell. Identify the process of selling a home. COMMUNITY AWARENESS ACTIVITIES: Provide educational sessions to the general public who might be considering selling their home. Invite guest speakers from real estate agencies, financial institutions and/or residential real estate attorneys. “What is Chronic Pain?” Written by Edith McClain, KAFCE State EPC ► How many times have you said, “Oh, my aching back,” With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years. This can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person. This lesson is intended to assist individuals with the understanding of chronic pain and assist with the management of that pain. EDUCATIONAL GOALS: Learn how to identify chronic pain. Learn the difference between chronic pain and acute pain. Learn how to talk with your doctor about treatment options COMMUNITY AWARENESS ACTIVITIES: Host a panel discussion including physicians, physical therapist, and/or dietician. This would be considered an Anti-pain Team. Set up a display booth at Health and County Fairs. Create a brochure on the tips and tools for living with chronic pain. Write news articles on this subject. Share lesson materials with others and then lead them to share also. Responsibility” CHARACTER COUNTS! Essay and Artwork Contest►.Responsibility requires a person to recognize that they are morally responsible for the action/decisions (or lack of) and the consequences. EDUCATIONAL GOALS: Learn that there are four parts of responsibility-duty, accountability, perseverance, and self control. Learn that one can choose how to deal with life issues. COMMUNITY AWARENESS ACTIVITIES: Present and encourage 4th graders to participate in Essay and Art contest. Encourage organizations to support and incorporate character building activities.