Lesson Plan

Chains of Strengths

In this lesson, students will create a paper chain based on their greatest strengths and attributes. They will also work with peers to share and identify each other's strengths.
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Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify their strengths and gifts.
  • Students will be able to describe their peers' strengths.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
Creating Chains of Strengths
  • Bring the students together in a circle, on a rug or in seats.
  • Write the words "Personal Strengths" on the whiteboard.
  • Ask the students to come up in silence and participate in a "chalk talk" activity, in which they will write words or phrases connected to the words "Personal Strengths" around the board (in different colors).
  • Explain to students that coming up in silence allows them to think and reflect on their own. Reinforce the importance of silence in this activity.
  • After they have written their responses, ask different students to go up to the board and talk about what they notice about the activity.
  • Ask the class why it is important to recognize our different and unique strengths.
  • Explain to the class that they will each be creating a chain that holds some of their strengths.