Perseverance Teacher Resources
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The Pursuit of Excellence
Who doesn’t love French pastries and the idea of hard work? Discover different philosophies on hard work, and the skills of French pastry chefs as the documentary concerning the “Best Craftsmen in France” or Meilleures Ouvriers de France is viewed and discussed.
7th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 26 Downloads
Courage Comes in All Sizes
What if heroes were defined by their philanthropic acts? What if children learned that most problems could be solved with words not guns? In the poem, Our Heroes, the virtuous hero wins through perseverance and self-control. After reading the poem, class members brainstorm examples of people who stood up for others and then select one person to use as the subject of a cinguain poem.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 16 Views 58 Downloads
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 lesson 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
Character Education: Perseverance
Students analyze and define the word perseverance as it applies to Martin Luther King, Jr. For 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.
7th - 9th Language Arts 4 Views 16 Downloads
Character Education: Perseverance
Sixth graders develop long term finance goals and understand why they are important. In this character education instructional activity, 6th graders compare the benefits of perseverance versus impulse spending. Students set five personal goals.
6th Math 5 Views 16 Downloads
Character and Habits
Part of growing up is differentiating between good and bad habits; developing the positive and eliminating the negative. This resource on life skills can be adapted to almost any age group. Class members participate in multiple activities and a class discussion.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 56 Views 134 Downloads
Questions of Courage
Examine discrimination. In this character education lesson, learners read two biographies, Vivien Naki and Hamilton Naki then analyze their personal discrimination experiences. They complete a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the two viewpoints.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 15
“A man without decision of character can never be said to belong to himself … He belongs to whatever can make captive of him.”—John Foster. Black Tiger Academy’s martial arts lesson 15 of 20 teaches the class about positive character traits using delicious M & M's to drive the lesson.
3rd - 6th Physical Education 11 Views 9 Downloads
Forming Open-Ended Questions
Help readers learn to create their own open-ended questions for any text you are working with. Using Bloom's Taxonomy, learners begin on the lower levels and work their way up to form questions that focus on synthesis instead of simple reading comprehension.
9th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 142 Downloads
Building Character: Holocaust Survivor Testimonies
Host a fishbowl discussion to help your class recognize and articulate the relationship between words and the character traits they describe. They analyze Holocaust survivor testimonies and apply the character traits they observe. No links to video testimonies are attached, but they are easily found on the Internet.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 85 Downloads
Facing Obstacles with Creativity and Humor
Pupils explore how to overcome obstacles. In this perseverance lesson, students discuss effective strategies that could be used when faced with an obstacle. Pupils discuss why having a plan, teamwork and perseverance are important. They also brainstorm a one line response to obstacles they've faced.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
Reflection on the Long Term
Students write in their journals. In this character lesson, students read two quotes that emphasize perseverance. Students discuss their relevance as they consider doing their personal best to address a long term need. Students write in their character journals about the importance of perseverance.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download
Jim Murphy, The Great Fire - Grade 6
The Great Fire by Jim Murphy provides the text for a study of the Chicago fire of 1871. The plan is designed as a close reading activity so that all learners have the same background information require for writing. Richly detailed, the plan also includes photographs of Chicago, historic and contemporary articles, and directions for an argumentative writing assignment.
6th Language Arts 80 Views 179 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Challenge 4th graders to move beyond and apply their initial understanding of multiplying one- and two-digit numbers to word problems that have three- and four-digit numbers. The worksheet covers essential questions, task description, task directions, formative assessment questions, and possible student solutions, all of which make this resource a practical application of the Common Core standards.
4th Math 66 Views 227 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Fraction Cookies Bakery
Bake-up some cookie fractions with your class in order to determine improper fractions and mixed numbers. Young bakers calculate cookie orders given on an order form. From their calculations, they write the improper fraction, mixed number, and total amount of whole cookies ordered.
3rd - 5th Math 446 Views 541 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Here is a lesson plan that starts out with learners creating congruent figures by drawing the exact same polygon as their partner. From here, they have a discussion about why what they drew is an exact copy, followed by other activities that look at different shapes, some with transformations, to determine their congruence.
8th - 10th Math 43 Views 85 Downloads CCSS: Designed