There is a theory that all stories are about journeys. Some journeys are physical, moving from one place to another, while others are of the mind or spirit. These journeys are fuel to inspire people to grown emotionally and spiritually. Dorothy travels to OZ but even though she never really leaves her home, she returns a changed person. This lesson plan created by High 5 Achievers, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, gives students the opportunity to reflect on the many journeys they have experienced and write about them in an essay.