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Mindful Littles

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The Power of Resiliency: What Makes You Unstoppable?

We all face challenges in our lives, but tapping into our resiliency - the ability to manage stress and hardship - can help us continue on in difficult situations. For African Americans, fighting racial injustice is an ongoing struggle. In his book The Undefeated, author Kwame Alexander highlights the power of resiliency within the Black community throughout American history. 1. Tap the link link to watch video and listen to Kwame Alexander read The Undefeated. 2. When you’re done, pause pause and take a deep breath in then a long exhale out. 3. add Can you name the feeling(s) the book left you with? 4. Choose a page in the book that inspires you and read it again. Tap the microphone mic and tell the class why. 5. Write label about a time when you needed to be resilient. What makes you unstoppable?

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, English Language Arts, Reading, Social Emotional Learning
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This is a great activity for Black History Month! Building and strengthening resilience helps children overcome adversity and thrive. Learning about how the continuing struggle for racial justice has impacted and motivated African Americans helps students identify and build their own sense of empathy, purpose, self-esteem and other factors that contribute to resiliency. [as of 2.1.21]