A matching activity where students match up nine successful people with some of the examples of the obstacles that they overcame. My students had so much fun trying to match up the people with their "stories".
Also included is a Goals and Growth Mindset activity that we did after the matching activity. They recorded their favorite quote from one of the nine people they just learned more about and also recorded their goals for the year. On the Growth Mindset paper, students look at examples of how to think and act in growth mindset ways. The Goals and Growth Mindset have 4 options for borders (dots, checkers, palm trees, and stars).