Pursuing Victory with Honor

Pursuing Victory with Honor Summit

Pursuing Victory with Honor: Defeating the Odds with Chris Norton

Chris Norton’s life changed suddenly when he was paralyzed during a football game. In the years since his injury, Chris has worked diligently to overcome the obstacles in his new life. His story inspires us to draw on our strength of character and face adversity with drive, determination, and grace.

As part of our Pursuing Victory With Honor series, Iowa middle and high school students are invited (at no cost) to a presentation of Chris’ movie, 7 Yards, hear from Chris directly about his experiences, and ask him questions. All participating schools will also receive a copy of our 7 Yards curricular resources to extend students’ learning beyond the film.

Join us at Dallas-Center Grimes High School on Friday, October 13th, at 9:00 a.m. 

character education lesson plan

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Check out our Digital Classroom for more free lesson plans and other great resources. Topics include:

  • Each of the Six Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship)
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Positive Relationships
  • Goal Achievement
  • High Standards and Improvement
  • Leadership and Service
  • Life Balance and Purpose
  • Overcoming Obstacles and Stress
  • Time  and Priority Management

Resource Highlight

Healthy Friendships

Students will read a poem about friendship and then share the elements of a good friendship. Then, they will reflect and compare those elements to their own friendships.