A lesson in perseverance is the story of Henry O. Flipper, the first Black man to graduate West Point and the challenges he had to face.
-vocabulary words bolded in the story
-vocabulary activity: students use vocabulary words in a sentence.
-vocabulary activity: students use vocabulary words in cloze sentences.
-identify meaning of figuarative language used in context
-answer comprehension questions
-your opinion activity-answer questions related to bullying
-creative writing activity-imagine the experience of the 1st women Cadets of West Point and their experiences and compare to Lt. Flipper's experience
Answer keys to the following activities cloze sentence and comprehension questions.