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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.
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.
In this reading worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on themes of perserverence in "Jabberwocky." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
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. 
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. 
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.
Learners analyze and define the word perseverance as it applies to Martin Luther King, Jr. In this Martin Luther King, Jr. lesson, students discuss the book 'I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King.' Learners analyze the meaning of the word perseverance by completing a web. Students write a concise definition of the word in their journals.
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.
Sixth graders develop long term finance goals and understand why they are important. In this character education lesson, 6th graders compare the benefits of perseverance versus impulse spending. Students set five personal goals.
Seventh graders examine the trait of perseverance. In this character education lesson, 7th graders discuss community causes they care about and make plans to contribute their time and energy to overcome their personally-selected issues.
Seventh graders identify ways people persevere in a difficult situation. In this character education lesson, 7th graders watch a video about a man with cerebral palsy and discuss ways he perseveres.
Middle schoolers watch a video. In this character education lesson, students watch a video about perseverance and doing your personal best. Middle schoolers discuss the examples of perseverance from the video and answer the provided discussion questions.
Middle schoolers 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. Middle schoolers sketch a "talking heads" conversation between two people who have differing points of view.
Students watch a video regarding persevering through difficult situations. In this character education lesson, students watch a video about perseverance and discuss the examples of perseverance.
In this literature comprehension worksheet, learners answer 5 short essay questions about the theme of perseverance in Chapters 15 and 16 of Holes by Louis Sachar. Note: One of the questions has a word spelled wrong.
Students persevere to build character. In this philanthropy lesson, students consider how to put forth their personal best in all areas of their lives as they participate in a physical activity.
In this literature response worksheet, students answer 6 essay questions about the symbols and theme of perseverance in Chapters 35-37 of Holes by Louis Sachar.
Students complete Perseverance, Courage, and Caring lessons from Get into the Game: Beyond Winning to properly prepare students for cooperative group learning and create a class climate conducive for a successful unit. They create a Needs and Want list and a Budget for saving money to purchase a birthday present from the need or want list.
Students examine the character trait of perseverance and identify a message's purpose. They read a biography of Jackie Joyner Kersee, discuss the main message, and develop an action plan with goals and a message.
Students investigate the right to petition and assemble. In this Bill of Rights lesson, students read the First Amendment and discuss the rights guaranteed by the amendment. Students research selected groups and movements that have made use of the right to petition and assemble. Students share their research findings with their classmates.

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