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Academy of Achievement

For over 40 years, the folks behind this website have been identifying and honoring special people in several different fields who personify inspiring characteristics such as passion, vision, preparation, courage, perseveance, integrity, and the American Dream. At this site you will find inteviews, curriculum materials, and more.

Published by Academy of Achievement in 1993-2007

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Junior/Community College, University
Curriculum Areas:Education
Themes/Keywords: achiever


Vocabulary
passion, perseverance, vision, preparation, courage, integrity, the American dream


Essential Question(s)
1. How do achievers contribute in positive ways to our world?
2. Who are the achievers in your life?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What qualities of achievers are part of you?
2. What other achiever qualities would you like to manifest?

Extension and Activities
1. Suggest that students choose several achievers from the website and learn about them, sharing the information with their peers.
2. Begin a project of identifying achievers in the school and local community and collecting their stories to share on the school website--in text, through video, or Podcast.


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pictureBernice Stafford
Educational Consultant
CILC - Carlsbad, California






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