Tenacity for a singularly important goal in the face of difficulties, failure or opposition.
Perseverance is demonstrated by heroes from across the globe in these featured films, art and stories. The tenacity for a singularly important goal in the face of difficulties is at the core of the character trait of perseverance. Meet remarkable heroes through these films, art and stories, and create a dialogue with your students on the importance of practicing perseverance in our daily lives.
These short film represent heroes who stick with their goals against all odds to accomplish their dreams. Enjoy!
Nujood Ali, Desmond Doss, Valery Legasov, and Benjamin Clark exhibit the character traits of self-sacrifice and perseverance.
Michael Jordon was cut from the high school basketball team twice, before becoming a high-ranking NBA player.
Ginsburg, whose mother died on the day of her high school graduation, is the second-ever female Supreme Court Justice.
Terry Fox was an amputee who ran 3,339 miles across Canada to raise money for cancer research.
Eva Haller is a Hungarian American philanthropist and activist who lost her brother during the Holocaust.
Read boxing legend Muhammad Ali's essay on his hero, Nelson Mandela, who fought apartheid in South Africa.
One of the most important heroes in the fight against segregation in America was a six-year-old girl, Ruby Nell Bridges.
The MY HERO Character Series: Resources on Compassion, Courage, Kindness, Perseverance, Forgiveness and Social Justice.
We honor those who have faced adversity and who have shown perseverance. Please share your story about a hero you know who shows the power of perseverance.
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Last edited 12/22/2020 11:31:25 AM by Laura Nietzer