Character Education: Perseverance (Grade 8)
Perseverance involves staying with a task even if it is difficult. Students identify obstacles and barriers they must overcome in order to reach a goal. They brainstorm universal obstacles to completing goals in difficult situations and then they write creative one-liners to help them face obstacles with determination and humor. As a reflection, students illustrate a conversation about perseverance between Lyndon B. Johnson and an imaginary opponent.
Students will define perseverance and identify the need to persevere in completing tasks. They will explore obstacles and excuses that deter perseverance.
In this lesson, students brainstorm universal obstacles to completing tasks and/or meeting goals.
Perseverance involves staying with a task even if it is difficult. Students identify obstacles they must overcome in order to stay on a task and/or reach a goal. Students identify having a plan and team work as strategies to persevere.
Students will consider obstacles to persevering and write creative "one-liners" to help them face obstacles with creativity, determination and humor.