If I was explaining a legacy to little kids this is what I'd say-
" So how many of you know what you want to be when you grow up? (pause) Well, someday people will think of you and what you do, who would like that thing they think of you to be good? (pause) All of you, I bet. What people think of you in a while is called a legacy. If your children someday remember you are nice, that's your legacy, but not all legacies are good. You see some people are remembered as mean and you don't want that, so you have to be kind to everyone to make your legacy a great one!" I would say something like that, putting it into words they could use, so it seems like it's just a synonym for something they already know.
I woukd say it is what you are remembered for what you did throughout your lifetime. It is what your actions were, not what you said. It is what you are known for for what you have done that will be remembered forever.
The way I would describe the word "legacy" is that I would try to describe it in a way that is simple for them to understand but it is still powerful. What I would say is this "The definition of the word legacy is something powerful that effected the way people see,think, and feel about something." "It is also something that people will remember you by" That is what I would say to first graders because it is simple for them to understand but is also powerful.
If I was teaching a group of 1st graders about the word legacy I would try to touch on the fact it is what you do. I would start with when you go away this is how people remember you as. Say if you move away then what ever you did then before you left, that is they remember you as. So if were very kind and considerate then that is how you are remembered. If you are awful to everyone then that is how you are remembered.
Well when I think about this question, I think about explaining legacy to my little brother and his friends. I know that my little brother is very impatient and he can't sit long for very long and retain things. So this is how I would explain.. A legacy is when you die what you want people to remember you for! So, I actually just asked Dante what his legacy would be, I explained it in the first grade way because that is his grade and he is six.. This is what he said.." I want to be remembered as an awesome person." Me: what makes you an "awesome" person? Dante: because I play t ball, soccer, basketball, lacrosses, and flag football and I am a big Mario and luigi fan! Me: Ohh, that is great Dante..LOL!! love this kid!! Not the right answer but how a six year old responds
I would explain it as what people remember you by once you hsve past away.For example some of you remember President Lincoln because he fought for slaves or because he in on the penny!
The word legacy means “what will you be remembered for when you are no longer are living.” For example, people could think you are “nice, athletic, or smart when you die.” Sometimes people’s legacies aren’t always so good because they might have done some illegal things when they were living. For example, Al Capone didn’t have a good legacy at all because he hurt a lot of people, which gave him a bad legacy to the country.
Well let's see.. They are only 6 so I would have to use lower level vocab. I would Proabably talk about how everyone has to pass away at some point and that a legacy is what people remember you as. I would tell the 6-year olds that most people would want there legacy to be good and/or heroic. I'd try to explain to them as best as I can that a legacy is special and different for everyone! :)
If I was teaching a group of first graders about the meaning of the word legacy I would explain it as good things that you have accomplished in your life. I would also say that it's what people remember about you and what good deeds you did. I don't know if that would make sense to a 6 year old because I'm a 6th grader and I don't understand their little brains. That was pretty short. Oops
If I was trying to explain what a legacy was to a 1st grader would be like this. Your legacy is a thing you leave behind after you pass away. It is a thing where people remember you by for what you have done in your life. Like being a good person or having a skill. That is how I would explain what a legacy is to a 6 year old.
this is hard to explain. But I would tell them that a legacy is what you do that people remember you by. Like if you build the worlds largest toy store that everybody loves then that's what they will probably remember you by. Or if you make the best candy shop or company ever like Willy Wonka. That's what a legacy is then I would asked them what they learn or what kind of legacy they would like to do.
To try to make it easier for 1st graders to understand what "legacy" means I would explain in a different way. I would say that "legacy" means that what you want people to think of you when you pass away.
well what i would do is at first i would tell them that a legacy isnt something that you can just say that that is what it is through out your journy in life yo ern it what you did in life is wat it will be so you have to ern it . also i would say that it's not just what you do for one da you have to do it all your life and make that your legacy have the characters that make up who you are.
I would tell them tnat legacy mean't that when you died, it was what you were rembered by. I would tell them that you should spend your life trying to shape that legacy, so when you die, you feel happy about yourself and that you know what your legacy is going to be.
If I was to explain the word legacy to some 1st graders I would say this: Legacy is what you you leave behind on this earth. When you go you will leave what you did for this earth and the people. It can be good or bad. There is nothing right or wrong, what you do is your choice. This is what legacy is.
Mr. Christopher A. Bunel6th Grade TeacherThompson Brook SchoolAvon, CT 06001