This basic 10 slide PowerPoint will guide you through a lesson of showing that with hope and determination, you can accomplish the unbelievable.I show this on Valentine's Day to middle schoolers, but it can be used at any time for any upper middle school to high school class. Nick Vujicic was born with no arms or legs. He had a difficult childhood, but he overcame the many obstacles in his life. He found love, had a family, and is now a funny and humble motivational speaker.
This lesson starts off just showing the face of Nick. It then shows him with his wife and then children. The photos I chose specifically pictured Nick in a way as to not show his disability.
Then, with proper timing of the video where the students aren't able to see the beginning, they watch as Nick, with no arms or legs, jumps off a diving board and swims to his wife. The looks on the students' faces is incredible. The hamster is running crazy in their heads.
The biography and various videos follow and discussion ensues.
The last 8 minute video causes the room to be 100% silent with complete focus on Nick speaking about "getting up when you are down".
The final slide is the writing assignment.