Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 6)
What role does perseverance play in relationships and life success? How can developing perseverance equip people as world citizens who contribute to the common good?
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In this unit, the learners define the word perseverance and relate it to setting and reaching goals. They brainstorm a variety of short-term and long-term goals and set an individual goal using a goal-setting strategy. The class reflects on how to persevere when the plan gets difficult to carry out.
Learners analyze and define the word perseverance and reflect on the perseverance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Learners write an acrostic poem about Dr. King's life and work, focusing particularly on his perseverance.
Through a discussion of impulse spending and opportunity cost, learners weigh the benefits of careful decisions and perseverance in reaching goals.
Learners brainstorm a variety of short-term and long-term goals and discuss the logistics of carrying out the goals. They brainstorm needed resources and how they can persevere in reaching one or more of the goals.
Each learner sets an individual goal using a goal-setting strategy. The group reflects on perseverance and how to persevere when the plan gets difficult to carry out.