In this activity, students research historical figures and modern celebrities who struggled with issues such as AD/HD, dyslexia, illiterate parents, and poverty. That research will result in several names under each struggle and the choice of one figure, about whom students will complete a brief writing assignment. The idea is to get students to recognize that they can compensate for areas of weakness and be successful. A rubric accompanies the writing assignment, and a teacher guide is included with the scavenger hunt.
THIS EXERCISE IS INCLUDED IN MY POPULAR UNIT Study Like a BOSS (Secondary Study Skills Unit)