Lesson at a Glance

While some freshmen may have had one or two high school level classes in 8th grade, the 9th grade year will plunge them into a whole new world of expectations and experiences, such as finals week. This lesson provides a framework for you to discuss and prepare them for this strenuous academic experience.

Lesson Layout

  •  What are final exams?
  •  What’s the big deal? How does this impact me?
  •  Tips for survival and success
  •  Review of upcoming exam schedule
  •  Time management planning activity

Learning Objectives – The students will:

  •  Gain an understanding of what final exams are and how they impact grades and their future
  •  Learn strategies to lower stress and maximize success on final exams
  •  Learn and practice relaxation techniques
  •  Make preparations and plans for final exam studying


Implementation and Format:

  • This lesson can be taught in 20-30 minutes; others are designed for 45-50 minutes
  • All lessons include a biblically integrated lesson plan, editable PowerPoint, activities, worksheets and/or links to additional free resources
  • Activities are designed to facilitate self-reflection, collaboration and discussion surrounding important and timely topics

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