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Past, Present and Future 40 min

  • Level 2

The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate to students that as they dig deeper into who they are and their current priorities, their future will become clearer. What they think is important now may not be the case as they learn more about who they really are. On the flip side, this activity also helps to highlight that certain priorities carry their importance throughout multiple stages of life.

Assign students the Past, Present and Future activity and have them individually complete each stage of life up through to the present stage (leaving the future stages blank). Discuss briefly what students have put down; for example, the similarities/differences, etc.

Next, have students complete the remaining stages of life with what they think those priorities and habits will be at each stage in order for them to be successful.

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Note: Have students wait until the end of the class to submit the assignment. This will give them an opportunity to add more to the handout following the discussion below. 

Discuss as a class that your priorities and your habits change throughout life.

What priorities do you feel you will keep throughout your life stages?
What habits do you hope go away?
Which ones will remain?

Give students some time to add to their assignment.

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