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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.
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.
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.
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. 
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.
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.
Seventh graders examine the trait of perseverance. In this character education instructional activity, 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.
Students watch a video. In this character education lesson, 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.
Learners 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. Learners 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 plan, students watch a video about perseverance and discuss the examples of perseverance.
Pupils persevere to build character. In this philanthropy activity, students consider how to put forth their personal best in all areas of their lives as they participate in a physical activity.
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.
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.
In this Junie B. worksheet, students share a time when they had to persevere even if it was tough. They write down the task and the accomplishment on a page that is decorated with a picture of Junie B.
Students 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.' Students analyze the meaning of the word perseverance by completing a web. Students write a concise definition of the word in their journals.
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.
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.
Students probe the story, "The Clay Marble" by Minfong Ho to identify examples of courage, quick thinking, and perseverance. The lesson creatively extends the plot of the story by celebrating the heroin's birthday many years after the close of the novel.

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