Finding Your Seat on the Bus

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  9 -  12
Estimated completion time:
 2 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 Common Core, ISTE-NETS, NCTE
Subject Area:
 Character Education, History, English Language Arts, Humanities, Language and Composition

In this activity, students will explore the concepts of grit, determination and resilience. They will learn about individuals now and in the past who exemplify those characteristics and became social innovators. Students will construct a poem based on what they learn and reflect on how they can harness grit and determination to make a difference in their own lives.

Activity Image: "Rosa Parks Bus," The Henry Ford

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