Lesson Plan

What Makes an Awesome Leader?

What makes an excellent leader? In this lesson, students will discuss leadership and design a video that informs others of what it means to be a positive leader.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to define "leader" and highlight people in their community or in history who are positive leaders.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Bring students together (outside, if possible) in a circle, sitting or standing.
  • Explain that they will participate in a blindfolding activity where one person will lead another who is blindfolded.
  • Split the class into partners of two.
  • Pass out blindfolds to each partnership.
  • Point out that the class will walk from one side of the field (or classroom) to the other.
  • Ask the class to decide who will go first.
  • Ask the students to begin.
  • After students have walked and completed their first journey, have them switch roles.
  • Explain that the other person will now walk back blindfolded, taking guidance from their partner.
  • After each partner has had a turn leading and being led, bring students back together in a circle.
  • Ask, "What was this like for you? What did the leader have to do or say to support the blindfolded person? What was it like to be blindfolded and led by someone else?
  • Ask, "What does it mean to be a leader? What does it mean to be an awesome leader?"