Inspiring you to help
In this activity, you will look at some inspiring quotes from famous people, and think about the role of kindness in helping others. Consider how different things inspire different people to help.
- Learn to identify factors and qualities that motivate people to help
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Read these famous quotes
Take time to read these famous quotes. Then think about or write down what you think each quote means, how it makes you feel and how it might inspires you to act differently in the future.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”.
This is a quote from Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, who lived from 1869-1948. Gandhi protested without violence to highlight the importance of freedom, human rights, and for the independence of India from British rule.
This is a quote from Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who believes in peace between all people. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
Aesop was a famous storyteller who is believed to have lived in ancient Greece around 620–560 BCE. It is thought that he was enslaved and later freed. Slavery was common in ancient Greece. He went on to publish his now famous fables.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leading figure in the Civil Rights Movement in the USA. His most famous speech was entitled ‘I have a dream’. King was an advocate for non-violent protest to bring about equality.
Now you have read and thought about the quotes, do you see any themes emerging? How do these quotes relate to helping people and first aid?
Use this learn activity to inspire young people to help others and see what motivates others to help.
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With this practise activity help learners to explore values and qualities and how they inspire people to act.
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