A lesson in pushing forward and going for your goals despite failures and negative events
Remember: You Only See the Obstacles When You Take Your Eyes Off Your Goal!
Learning Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of goal-setting and overcoming negative events to achieve those goals. Their tools for successful demonstration: (a) their verbal responses, in table discussion and note-taking “Reporter” activities; and (b) their final essays round out this lesson.
This Lesson Plan has two Reading activities: “Abraham Lincoln: How Unlucky Can One President Be” (The Answer Bank); and “The Beggar Prince” (from, the best-selling Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble book, God DID Make Little Green Apples, by O.C. Smith and J.E. Shaw)
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for: (1) English Language Art; (2) Social Studies; and (3) History.