The Influence of Adversity

Ms. Halusek- English 2

Overcoming Adversity

Watch the Good Morning America news segment. THINK: How did each individual overcome adversity?


Think of a time when something was really hard for you but you succeeded, or a time when you witnessed someone facing a big challenge and managed to handle it. It could be a situation from your own life, a friend or relative, or something you read about or saw on TV.

1) What was the problem or obstacle?

2) What were the things you or someone else did to overcome that challenge?


-Article #1: How do people find the strength to overcome adversity?

-Article #2: Can government or charity help people to land on their feet? Or, are personal qualities more important? Or both?

-Article #3: Does suffering through pain and hardship make people stronger?