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Getting To the Goal

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders set goals for themselves and identify realistic steps to achieve their goals. They visualize themselves achieving their ambitions and draw a picture representing their success. They create a classroom mural that focuses...
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Personal Flag Assignment

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use symbolism and creativity to create a flag that represents their life, dreams, and ambitions.
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MACBETH and the Themes of Ambition,

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students describe and compare characters and situations in dramas from and about cultures and historical periods, illustrate in improvised or scripted scenes, and discuss how theater reflects a culture.
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What is Theme?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What is theme, and how can you find themes in literary works? These and other questions are answered by a colorful and engaging presentation that not only defines the term but also provides easy to understand examples. The slides...
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PBS

Frankenstein: The Consequence of Creation

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Famous as a horror story, as the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein is also a tale of ambition, a warning about unbridled science, and responsibility for actions. Readers consider what the tale says of the consequences of creation...
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J. Paul Getty Trust

Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ambition is the keyword of a lesson that focuses on the contributions made by famous female artists. Specifically looking at European artists, Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, scholars examine a piece of their work then...
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Angelina and Sarah Grimke: Sisters of Social Reform

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars read about Angelina and Sarah Grimke and answer comprehension questions about them. In this women of social reform lesson plan, students read about women who helped to abolish slavery, discuss having goals and ambitions,...
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Wilma Unlimited: Ambition and Goal Setting

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students listen as the teacher reads a book about an Olympic Gold Medal runner who made her big dream come true despite her hardships with polio.  In this Wilma Rudolph instructional activity, students think about and discuss what big...
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Novelinks

The Chosen: Biopoem

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What better way to get to know a character than through a biopoem? Learners choose a character from Chaim Potok's The Chosen and create a well-crafted poem about his or her desires, traits, and ambitions.
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Council for Economic Education

Christopher Columbus, Entrepreneur? Queen Isabella, Venture Capitalist?

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
What did it take to embark on a journey to unknown lands? Perhaps ambition, but also money! Christopher Columbus had to approach more than one European monarch for financing before he could sail the ocean blue. A read-along play and...
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EngageNY

Reading Proficiently and Independently: The Power of Setting Goals

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Scholars reflect upon their reading strengths and challenges to create personal reading goals. Participants use goal-setting verbiage in an accordion-style graphic organizer, a first step in writing a letter that details their reading...
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Penguin Books

A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of William Shakespeare's Richard III

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Villainy, parricide, ambition, abuse of power, and some of the most famous lines in English literature—Richard III has it all. Instructors using the play for the first time and those who list it as one of their favorites will find the...
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National Endowment for the Humanities

Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Leadership and a Global Stage

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is, among other things, the study of a ruler's ambitions. Young scholars watch videos, read articles, and keep a Commonplace Book while studying the play. At the end of Act III, pupils stage the play that...
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Autobiographical Notes - Writing Biography

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this writing worksheet, students fill a chart with autobiographical information before using it to write a biography. They write about themselves and their family, their ambitions, and what they would accomplish if they were the Prime...
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I, Too, Sing America Theme of Ambition

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer and essay questions based on themes in "I Too, Sing America." Students may also complete their choice of 3 reading activities suggested.
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That's the Spirit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Is, as Walt Whitman contends, America’s “almost maniacal appetite for wealth,” the heart of the American dream? Class members grapple with this question as they read David Brooks’ article “The Commercial Republic,” and quotes that...
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Themes and Motifs in Macbeth Act Five

For Students 10th - 12th
How do themes and motifs build and develop through Act Five of Macbeth? With this two-page worksheet, readers record quotations that represent themes like ambition, conscience, and manhood. In addition, they speak to symbols like blood,...
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Colonials & Revolutionaries: Background Historical & Cultural Information

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The four major trends of the 18th century (The Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, British global ambitions, and economic disagreements) are the focus of a PowerPoint that places in context such influences as deism, mercantilism,...
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Teens on Screens

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students articulate the ways in which they use the Internet and envision and propose new uses for the Internet. They examine one teenager's vision and expression of teen culture and individual personality online by reading and...
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Goals And Ambitions

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this social studies worksheet, students investigate the idea that they must set goals for their lives and plan for how to achieve them. Students make a list of 5 goals and write a plan for what steps they can take to succeed. Note:...
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WH AT' S Y O U R A M B I T I O N?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers read and analyze an excerpt from Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain. Students use the Six Traits of Writing to compose an essay on a personal life ambition that each high schoolers may have. Students use prewriting...
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Ambitious Women Artists At Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the lives of two famous female European artists. In this historical arts lesson plan, they examine the artwork of Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun. Students define and discuss the meaning of the words...
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Shakespeare Globe Trust

Macbeth

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do characters do what they do? Scholars use the resource to explore character motivation in Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. Additionally, they discover pictures, interviews, and videos from the Deutsche Bank production of the play. 
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Goal Setting

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students discuss the importance of setting goals, then set goals, and keep a record of their achievements. They read books about goal-setters and listen to a guest speaker.

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