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My Personal Best

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students persevere to build character. In this philanthropy lesson, students consider how to put forth their personal best in all areas of their lives as they participate in a physical activity.
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I, Juan de Pareja

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine a work of historical fiction based on the life of an actual person who modeled for the painter, Diego Velazquez. Elizabethy Borton de Trevirio's story, "I, Juan de Pareja" provides opportuities for the reader to discover...
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Invention: Computer Technology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers comprehend that inventions can change the way we live. They comprehend that many inventions start out with design flaws and are refined later by subsequent inventors and designers. Students are explained that the...
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Wilma Unlimited: Ambition and Goal Setting

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars listen as the teacher reads a book about an Olympic Gold Medal runner who made her big dream come true despite her hardships with polio.  In this Wilma Rudolph lesson, students think about and discuss what big dreams are...
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Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier

For Students 5th - 8th
Examine themes of racism and perseverance with a study of Jackie Robinson. Class members analyze his baseball card, read historical background, and work in pairs to discuss the material and complete a brief writing assignment.
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Black Tiger Academy Martial Arts Fitness Unit – Lesson 15

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
“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 instructional activity 15 of 20 teaches the class about...
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The Call of The Wild Novel Study

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Answer the call when life gets tough. Buck's life is forever changed in the The Call of the Wild when his happy pampered life is stolen from him after he is taken from his family. Pupils use Buck's story to learn about overcoming...
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Single Women Homesteaders

For Students 3rd - 7th
A brief video examines the lives of single women during the 1862 Homestead Act. Experts discuss the history of homesteading while actual letters written by female landowners detail their hardships and perseverance experienced on their...
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WWII: The Pacific 1939-45 – Iwo Jima

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Of the images that have permeated history to define American courage, perseverance, and patriotism, the 1945 photograph of United States Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima is one of the most well known. After researching the pivotal...
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Perseverance and the First Amendment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate the right to petition and assemble. In this Bill of Rights instructional activity, students read the First Amendment and discuss the rights guaranteed by the amendment. Students research selected groups and movements...
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An Introduction to Citizenship and Sacrifice

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students are introduced to a simple review of citizenship and sacrifice though the lives of Washington and Lee. The lesson is portrayed as a play and fosters personal application opf the concepts revealed.
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Event in Time

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, after describing and identifying a variety of major consequences and sequences of major historical events and developments in American History, create a mobile on a specific event in history. They follow specific...
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Attitude Adjustment

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and track the number of times they complain in a twenty-four hour period. They examine their own habits and predict the outcomes of their own performance on this activity and identify people, things, and "other" that...
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Defining Character Traits

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read and analyze an extended definition in preparation for writing an extended definition of a CHARACTER TRAIT. They use analogy as a definition strategy to tailor writing to a particular audience. Finally, students SHARE...
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Kate and the Beanstalk Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students examine the fairy tale genre. In this fairy tale lesson, students read Mary Pope Osborne's Kate and the Beanstalk. Students compare Osborne's version of the tale to one of the traditional tales. Students also compare and...
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Motor Car and Galimoto: An Intercultural lesson in pragmatism, creativity, and perseverance

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore cultural awareness by reading children's literature. In this human poverty lesson, 3rd graders read the book Galimoto by Karen Lynn Williams and discuss the main character's struggle to achieve his goals. Students...
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Peaceful Change

For Students 6th Standards
What do Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Mahatma Gandhi have in common? They were all peaceful social activists. As part of a series of lessons about peace activists, learners choose an activist to research, complete an activity sheet...
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Reaching Out to the School Community

For Teachers 6th Standards
When it comes to helping others, the sky's the limit! Pupils discuss practical ways to help others at school. Next, they put their ideas into action by creating a club or group to make a difference in their school communities.
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Monitoring Your Well-Being

For Students 6th Standards
Can stress, exercise, and sleep habits affect how people feel? Scholars record their personal habits and temperaments in the weeks leading up to the lesson. Next, they create plot graphs to show correlations between their actions and...
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Responding with Kindness Role-plays

For Students 6th Standards
Thank you. Excuse me. I'm sorry! Pupils watch a video about encouraging things people should say more often. Next, they work in small groups to develop a role-play based on a difficult situation. They perform their role-plays for the...
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Comma and Semicolon: Test Yourself

For Students 7th - 10th
A pair of complex sentences, drawn from a New York Times article about a police writing class, are punctuated differently with commas and semicolons. There's only one question, but it's a good one to press your grammarians to increase...
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Falling Ring Catch

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Amaze your class with this demonstration of gravity and friction. A ring on a string is able to catch a spool of tape as it falls. This is a perfect introduction for a class discussion on these topics, or you could have kids them try it...
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Falling Ring Catch

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Amaze your class with this demonstration of gravity and friction. A ring on a string is able to catch a spool of tape as it falls. This is a perfect introduction for a class discussion on these topics, or you could have kids them try it...
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...

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