Famous Failures is a game to teach students the importance of having a growth mindset and persevering even when they make a mistake or fail. The game includes 8 game cards with a secret person and hints about their challenges, failures, and successes. Three cards also include a quote to aid in further discussion about failure and perseverance.
This game would work well in grades 3-5. It could easily be supplemented with additional facts students have learned about the secret person, or even by printing a picture of the famous person to use as a hint.
This lesson supports the following ASCA Standards:
M 2. Self-confidence in ability to succeed
B-SMS 5. Demonstrate perseverance to
achieve long- and short-term goals