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Personal choices provide the context to map challenge responses


Essential Questions allow students to keep the main idea in mind. They can provide the motivation to keep asking, learning, and being curious, in pursuit of answers to big questions. Start each lesson in this session referring back to your essential question.

Use one of the following Essential Questions to guide this Lesson:

  • How do our choices shape and define us?
  • Why do some people overcome challenges with grace and courage while others become bitter or give up easily?
  • What is the difference between "responding" and "reacting" to a challenge?
  • What is the best way to respond to a challenge?

You should walk through the alternate ending organizer yourself—before the session—to come up with a personal example that you can share with your group.