Make it Happen Secondary

D.R.E.A.M. Process – Fifth Step

M – Make it happen!


To create a plan for carrying out a goal.

Cultural Components




Technology Activity:Using their smart phones or iPads have students open their browser and search for ‘Top 10 Dream quote slide show’. It will take them to a slide show of these quotes.

For use with Smart Board, click on this address, Top 10 Michael Jordan Quotes

Ask them pick their favorite quote or two and enter in their journal or save in NOTES on their phone for future use.

Top 10 John Wooden Quotes
Top 10 Work Quotes

Suggested Activities

Use the C.R.O.S.S.ROADS™ Decision-making worksheet to work through the choice/s evident in any of the videos or stories below. Example: C.R.O.S.S.ROADS™ worksheet for Three Questions Story: Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy (Simplified Version)

2) Use the Five Step D.R.E.A.M. Checklist or the Five Step D.R.E.A.M. process with

Questions to identify any of the five D.R.E.A.M. steps in the videos or stories below. Discuss how these elements are evident.



2) Dream by Susan Bosak 10:16 min. Read Aloud All Ages

3) A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park – Video of book being read – 18 Chapters

Story of one of the Lost Boys of Sudan

4) Real Life Examples: Power of Children

No Glass Ceiling, Just Blue Sky 3:48 min. by Marcy Blochowiak


  • Have learners review and list the five D.R.E.A.M. process steps.
  • Use this checklist to show how many of the five D-R-E-A-M. process steps are addressed in this book video, by successful entrepreneur, business leader, and author, Marcy Blochowiak
  • Reference to “Big Rocks” in book
  • Information about Marcy Blochowiak:

No Glass Ceilings, Just Blue Sky – In this book get ready to learn the secrets of success! This inspirational book is about daring to reach your life goals. This beautifully designed gift book is about removing "ceilings" and replacing them with "blue skies."

Miracle on Ice 1980 Olympics USA Hockey Team 1:55 min. This video is of the last minute of the history making Olympic Ice Hockey game between the Soviet Union and the United States. Following on this same website is an abbreviated story of this history of this event and why, it is considered to be a true ‘ miracle’.

MIRACLE ON ICE–The Story of the 1980 USA Ice Hockey Team Win Over Russia

1980 USA Hockey Team Story 43:48 min. Story told by the actual people

There is a movie, Miracle on Ice, available.

Below are some scenes from YouTube:

Discussion Points:

What had to be done to accomplish this ‘Miracle’?

Address sacrifices, effort, attitude, etc.


Make A Difference Day - Start a project! Make it happen!

Journal Reflection: (Select One)

Have learners draw or write for 3-5 minutes about:

What do you think William Shakespeare meant when he said,

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ?

It is within me to…