The purpose for teaching resilience is clear; resilience is the ability to bounce back after perceived failure. Some students face increasingly challenging lives, both personally and academically. We must teach them the skills they need to bounce back from the inevitable setbacks they will experience, from having difficulty tying their shoes and working out a math problem, to navigating angry encounters with their peers. A child’s ability or inability to come back from perceived failure will have a significant and lasting impact on his sense of self-esteem, confidence and hopefulness as he grows to adulthood.

This lesson, Heroes of History, can be adapted to fit any elementary or middle school classroom. Age it up or down with your choice of books and vocabulary!

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