What’s Your Calling?

Lesson Plans and Film Modules

How does someone determine what he or she is "meant" to do? This lesson examines the factors that motivate individuals as they make choices that will affect their lives, careers, and relationships. Discussion of the film modules will act as a springboard for students to explore their own values and decision-making processes.

From the film The Calling

This lesson encourages students to consider the challenges inherent in committing to a calling or life purpose. The film modules will help students identify potential issues that are unique to individual circumstances, as well as those that are universal to anyone undertaking a difficult, long-term task. Activities will guide students to think about the challenges they may face as they pursue their future goals.

From the film The Calling

This lesson encourages students to think about the qualities of an effective leader. Discussion of the film modules will help students to understand the connections between values and leadership style — and to consider their own leadership potential.

From the film The Calling

Community Classroom 7

About this collection

Inspired by the PBS documentary series The Calling and the accompanying video archive on the What’s Your Calling? website, this educator guide is designed for young adults on the verge of making important life decisions, defining who they are, and determining how to achieve their hopes and dreams. Short film modules and highly customizable lesson plans allow educators or youth group leaders to spark meaningful dialogue with teens and young adults, and encourage them to develop a richer understanding of themselves and their possible futures.