Perseverance Teacher Resources
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Perseverance: Keep Going
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.
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 47 Downloads
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.
6th - 8th Language Arts 8 Views 23 Downloads
Goals and Perseverance
Define the word perseverance to have learners understand why it is important in reaching goals. Young scholars research how Martin Luther King needed perseverance to accomplish his goals. They write acrostic poems using the word perseverance.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 20 Views 58 Downloads
Obstacles to Perseverance
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 28 Downloads
Holes Comprehension Companion
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.
4th - 7th Language Arts 69 Views 418 Downloads
Meeting at Night Theme of Perseverance
Perseverance is the theme found in the Robert Browning poem, Meeting an Night. Learners read the poem, then respond to 3 short answer questions based on theme of perseverance. Additional reading activities relating to the same theme are suggested.
9th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Orville the mouse explores emotions in this video. He has to complete a maze to get to a piece of cheese. Orville is frustrated, but perseveres. In the end, he is proud of his work. This is a good video to use to explore Social Studies and the concept of perseverance.
2 mins Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Looking For A Friend
Friendship is explored in this video in which Rosita tries to conjure a friend for Elmo. Even though she is unsuccessful, she perseveres. This video could be used to talk about friendship, character traits, or character development.
2 mins Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Learning To Skate
In this video, a young girl discusses why she feels nervous about learning to roller blade. This video could be used as a way to have students discuss the concept of perseverance in a pre-school or a kindergarten classroom.
1 min Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Kids Talk About First Time
Children talk about the first time they did something and how it felt. They discuss the importance of practicing and perseverance when learning a new skill. It's important that learners know from an early age that people aren't born being good at something, it takes practice.
2 mins Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Telly Can't Catch
Telly learns to catch with the help of Elmo. It isn't an easy process, and Telly has to persevere and keep trying, despite the fact that encounters many challenges. This resource nicely illustrates character traits, and the importance of not giving up.
11 mins Pre-K - K Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
Themes of Perseverance: Langston Hughes
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.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
New Review Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
A thorough lesson plan takes your first grade class through Jane Yolen's beautiful Owl Moon. It crafts the unit with clear objectives, high-level guiding questions, cloze activities and sentence frames, and extension activities at the end of the instructional activity that are sure to get your kids to think critically.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Students explore, explain and experience the importance of good character traits in everyday life by assessing the challenging journeys traveled on the Oregon Trail. They study the daily accounts of perseverance and courage along the trail.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
The Clay Marble
Students probe the story, "The Clay Marble" by Minfong Ho to identify examples of courage, quick thinking, and perseverance. The instructional activity creatively extends the plot of the story by celebrating the heroin's birthday many years after the close of the novel.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
People to Look Up To
Students research an assigned person who exemplifies one or more of the following character traits: respect for others, empathy, perseverance, integrity, composure under pressure or responsibility. They assess how a person's choices and actions eventually reflect the true character of an individual through a collage.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 22 Downloads
A Long Walk
Students watch a video. In this character education instructional activity, students watch a video about perseverance and doing your personal best. Students discuss the examples of perseverance from the video and answer the provided discussion questions.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 6 Downloads
Students create an imaginary conversation. In this perseverance lesson, students complete a t-chart about words that describe perseverance and words that describe the opposite of perseverance. Students sketch a "talking heads" conversation between two people who have differing points of view.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 3 Downloads