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Bring Your A Game

Format: Classroom Interaction

Quicklinks To View Online: Lesson Plan | Discussion Questions | Videos

Lesson Objective

  • Importance of an education
  • Misconceptions about making it big
  • The importance of hard work

What the students should know at the end of the lesson

  • Hard work pays off
  • Your education is valuable to your future
  • Becoming successful is not easy
  • The odds are stacked against you when you drop out of high school

Suggested teaching method

  • Presentation and Group Interactive

Suggested Material needed to teach subject

  • Computer and Projector

Author: Jermaine Johnson
Date: 6/17/14

Discussion Questions

  1. How important do you feel your education is to your future?
  2. How surprised were you when you heard that they determine how many cells to build by your third and fourth grade scores?
  3. Why do so many young people want to be a pro athlete or a rapper?
  4. Would the reasons be the lifestyles that these people live?
  5. How aware are you that only one percent of college football and basketball players actually make a pro roster?
  6. How many of you know someone that dropped out of high school?
  7. How many of you have ever thought about dropping out of high school?
  8. Do you think a rapper instantly becomes rich or do they work hard to get to the point that you see them at in the public eye?
  9. Do you know about all the hard work done behind the scenes that athletes’ and entertainers put in to become the best at what they do?
  10. Why do you think low education leads to crime and other illegal activities?

Videos

Overview & Purpose: What the students should know at the end of the lesson Hard work pays off Your education is valuable to your future Becoming successful is not easy The odds are stacked against you when you drop out of high school
Objectives: Lesson Objective Importance of an education Misconceptions about making it big The importance of hard work
Teaching Method: Presentation and group interactive
Materials Needed: Computer and projector
Prepared By: Greg Cummings