Whole Group Activity: The teacher will create a chart on the board with three categories: personal, school, and physical. Discuss how the students’ obstacles fit into these categories. Fill in the chart with a selection of students’ obstacles.
Small Group/Individual Activity: Students will move into groups of four. Each group will be given a copy of Joseph J. Foss' profile. Students will list several examples where Joseph Foss faced obstacles, such as age, the enemy, and loss of planes.
Whole Group Activity: Students will share the information that they gathered from the profile. Students will add more examples to their lists.
Homework: Students will write an essay on the following prompt: Use evidence from the profile or examples from your list to support Foss’ persistence and perseverance. How does this relate/connect to you? Give your own examples. (250 words)