Perseverance can be a great topic of discussion in the classroom!
Attached are a lesson plan using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech to discuss perseverance as well as a hand out on the book Enrique's Journey which was the basis of this project. The hand out includes a brief synopsis as well as ideas for teaching the book in the classroom.
“Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.”
― Madeleine Albright, Madam Secretary: A Memoir