This unit focuses on what success and adversity are. Students will explore what success means to them. Essential questions for this unit are: What is success; Why are some people successful; and How can I be successful? Students will understand that: success is not inherent and must be achieved; certain habits help people become high achievers; and success can be achieved despite adversity. We will read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to focus on different forms of success and adversity. In the end, students will create an exhibit about success including a biographical piece and their plans for the future. They will also write about the success and challenges of one character from the book. Lastly, students will create a personal plan for the next 1, 5, and 10 years.
Gamboa, Sarah, "Success and Adversity Through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [7th grade]" (2009). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 96.
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