Real Character/Real People Series: Profiles in Perseverance

DVD, 2006, HRM, 20 minutes, CC, Grades 6-College

Perseverance is what empowers people to continue on when the going gets tough. Baseball Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson, is remembered by teammates for his incredible determination in breaking the color barrier. Jennifer Howitt overcomes a spinal cord injury to win a gold medal in basketball at the Paralympics Games. Liz Murray, a homeless teen with drug-addicted parents, is accepted to Harvard. Laila Ali trains for an upcoming boxing match and describes the importance of hard work and perseverance. Program includes a teacher’s resource book, student activities, pre/post tests, fact sheets and more.

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