i had my students start the new term by reading a speech by mlk about "life's blueprint." he gave the speech at a junior high about 6 months before he was assasinated. it's really good. i had my kids read it and do some visualizing with it. then for homework they were to write their own blueprint. most all of them want to do college, have a family, and travel - essentially. what made me laugh was one girl who listed "make babies" as one of the things she plans to do with her life. too funny!