Lesson Plan, Unit


In this three week unit students will gain a better understanding of themselves and how their life experiences and environment have shaped them. Students will also understand that by gaining self-knowledge they are better able to set goals for their future. In order to better understand themselves, students will first examine others lives and obstacles that these individuals have overcome to achieve some level of success. Through this examination students will be able to discover that the past doesn t have to decide their future. They will gain an insight into how certain individuals have triumphed despite difficulties and have used these obstacles as spring boards to success. Through reading these life stories, students will be able to identify the positive attributes that motivate humans to persevere through difficult times. A greater understanding of oneself can be a productive tool for making decisions both now and in the future. In the performance assessment of this unit, students will use what they have learned about themselves and others in order to create a Road Map to Me . This road map is a reflective piece as well as a means of predicting what they think their future will hold. Also, students will be asked to describe the steps necessary for their predicted future to become a reality.Repository CitationShay, Lisa and Shaw, Judy, "Who am I?" (2006). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. Paper 10.http://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/educ_understandings/10Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License.


  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2.6, as of 2016-03-21.

Component Ratings:

Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 2
Assessments Quality: 3
Instructional Quality: 2
Deeper Learning: 3

Reviewer Comments:

Standards Alignment: This is an excellent resource and could easily be aligned to Common Core State Standards.
Subject Matter: As a unit designed to help middle school students understand themselves in an effort to set goals for their futures, the subject matter is explained well, with real life examples, important associated concepts and comprehensive information for the young adolescent.
Support Steaching: Materials are referenced and appear to be easy to access, but they are not a part of this resource.
Assessments Quality: A user friendly rubric is provided to assess as well as guide this project.

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