Resources on Perserverance

Resources on Perseverance:

Key:  Level 1:   Pre K – 4th           
          Level 2:   5th  – 12thOut

Level 1,2

"PERSEVERANCE" by Anne Stortz from Chicken Soup for the Unsinkable Soul 

"It Couldn't Be Done"  by Edgar Guest

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren't any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn't be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life's challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.”  -- R. Buckminster Fuller

"Keep-A-Goin"'! by Frank L. Stanton

Level 2

"Perseverance"by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Inspiration poems on Perseverance website  -  Website with multiple classic poems

Level 1:
Pancakes for Breakfast  by Tomie dePaola.  PreK - 1st (Wordless book)

"Apples to Oregon"  by Deborah Hopkinson

"Thank you, Sarah"   - True story of determination saving Thanksgiving holiday

"Winners Never Quit" by Mia Hamm, Author; Carol Thompson, Illustrator – link for purchase

"Winners Never Quit" video  3:33 min.

"Winners Never Quit"  Close Read unit   1st Grade

"Winners Never Quit" lesson plans with printable activity sheet   

Books Teaching Perseverance and DeterminationWebsite giving books for teaching perseverance and determination

Short Stories:

Level 1:
Hans the Shepherd Boy”,  Moral Compass, William Bennett, p. 260-261

Level 2:
“Eureka!”  Retold by James Baldwin, The Book of Virtues, William Bennett, p. 562-564


Level 1, 2
"Never Give Up" by Nick Nujicic   10:00 min.  Armless/Legless man presentation at a

"Track Coach"  1:28   BELIEVE in yourself

Level 2:

"Patience and Perseverance"   3:46 min.

"Never give up, believe in yourself"   3:54 min