6th – 12th Literature for Vision, Goal-setting, and Self-Reflection
What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada
Plot Summary: A young boy has an idea. The idea starts as a small golden in the boy's colorless world. It follows him everywhere. He can't get rid of it. The boy is afraid that his idea will not be liked by others, so he protects his idea and hides it. But soon, the idea starts to grow and the boy starts feeling better about his idea. He starts nurturing it and one day it breaks open, free, and adds new colors to the boy's life. The final line of the story is, "So what do you do with an idea? You change the world."
Grades 6 – 8th
- CHAINS Anderson, L. H. (2008). New York: Simon & Schuster.
As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom.
Lesson Plan with Discussion Guide
- A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. New York: Clarion Books.
A Long Walk to Water is a short novel by Linda Sue Park. It the true story of Salva Dut, a Sudanese Lost Boy, and the fictional story of Nya, a young village girl.
Grades 6 – 12
Jar of Life: Put Important Things First 8:18 min.
Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to three NBA Championships. When he retired from professional basketball in 1993 he stunned the sports world by announcing his intention to begin a professional baseball career. 'I Can't Accept Not Trying' is Jordan's personal creed and a message for anyone who aspires to greater heights or grander dreams.
Work Before Glory - Michael Jordan 1:04 min.