Leadership Qualities: Ender's Game

What are the important character traits of a good military leader? Individuals ponder this question before reading Orson Scott Card's science fiction novel, Ender's Game. After individuals rank a series of qualities, groups meet, compare their rankings, and then share their compilations with the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a master list of leadership qualities and the classes' rankings and post this list to use as a reference while reading the novel
Classroom Considerations

  • Repeat the exercise but ask kids to consider and rank the qualities important for political leaders
Pros

  • A great way to introduce one of the key themes in the novel
Cons

  • None