Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
One of the recurring themes in this book is the idea of luck and what might cause someone to encounter misfortune in his/her life. Today's objective is to discuss the idea of luck, what it means, and whether one can control it.
1. Have each student define the idea of luck, what it is, and what it isn't.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss if there are certain people in the world who deserve more luck than others. Why or why not?
3. As a class, have the students discuss whether they think one's perception of luck can be changed based on your attitude. For example, if someone always thinks they are unlucky, might they be creating circumstances in which they have poor outcomes, which then look like bad luck?
4. Homework: Have students write about whether they think they are lucky. Why or why not?
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