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Perseverance Teacher Resources
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Here is a one-stop planning resource for Louis Sachar's Newbery Award-winning book Holes. You'll find 21 links to worksheets and various activities designed to span the entire book. Learners draw to help analyze settings and make inferences, study vocabulary, explore the theme of perseverance, and complete a learning log for each chapter. A host of other useful Holes-related links are also included for this neo-classic middle school novel.
Kids evaluate world history events that show perseverance by creating artistic images. They investigate historic photographs and images which conjure up the feelings of perseverance, then utilize acrylic paints to capture the essence of persevering and the theme of not giving up.
The class reads a short comment on the symbolism of rivers in the Langston Hughes poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." They respond to a question about the relationship between rivers and the black community and a question about the meaning of perseverance in the poem. They then debate their opinions regarding the examination of the speaker’s perseverance in the poem.
What does it mean to persevere. Young historians review the definition of perseverance then brainstorm a list of obstacles colonists and revolutionaries had to overcome during the American Revolution. Using this list, they identify universal obstacles and discuss if there is a difference between an obstacle and an excuse.
We all have a goal in life and need perseverance to accomplish them. The class defines perseverance, reads about the work of Jane Goodall while considering how she persevered for the good of her animal friends. They then complete a research project focused on perseverance and building awareness about endangered species.