1.)Ask students what they think the word perseverance means. List students' thoughts on the board. Then give a formal definition with explanation. Have students give examples of perseverance. Then lead the class on a discussion of the character attributes necessary to be persistent.
2.) Use a word web to display student response to class discussion. Give brief examples of perseverance throughout history to the present. (Helen Keller, Charles Barkley, Oprah, Wright Brothers, Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriett Tubman, Lewis and Clark, etc.)
3.)Draw attention to Abraham Lincoln and discuss some of his contributions to American history as discussed in the Alabama history book.
Explain that students will do research on Abraham Lincoln to determine examples of his perseverance in life. Have students use the attached website listing to find information about Abraham Lincoln.
Instruct students to collect information about Lincoln's life and specific examples of perseverance.
Instruct students to include a descriptive paragraph of the characteristics of someone who perseveres on a poster they will create.
4.)After students have collected their information, instruct them to type the information in paragraph form in order to insert it into an on-line website that will generate a poster. Instruct students to create their poster from the website below after they have finished typing their information.
Students will need to copy and paste their information into the poster. Instructions for coping and pasting information:
- First highlight material that needs to be pasted.(To highlight: Click and hold down the left mouse button, then drag over all of the material. Let the button up once all material is highlighted.)
- Once material is highlighted, right click the mouse button and select copy.
- Then open the poster document. Right click on the space where the material needs to be pasted. Select "paste."
To insert pictures see the attachment.
)This site allows students to create an on-line poster.
5.)Once students have completed the on-line poster, have them print the posters to display on the walls. Use the attached rubric to grade the posters.