In this lesson, as a reflection exercise on perseverance, students illustrate a conversation about perseverance between Lyndon B Johnson and an imaginary person.
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Reflecting on a quote or a personal experience, students will share their thinking on responsibility defined as following through on a committment or task.
Learners choose their favorite heroes from the "Star Wars" movies and identify acts of courage. They read about and discuss the traits of a classic hero from literature.
Students brainstorm a variety of short-term and long-term goals and then they discuss the logistics of carrying out some of the goals. They brainstorm about what resources are needed, what needs would be met, and how they can ensure perseverance in reaching one or more of the goals.
Learners recognize that famous philanthropists started with small acts of kindness before they performed the influential acts that we remember them for. Students define caring through discussion of examples and writing an acrostic.