The Last Lecture Discussion Questions

Instructor: Grace Pisano

Grace has a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in teaching. She previously taught high school in several states around the country.

Randy Pausch wrote ''The Last Lecture'' after a talk he gave at Carnegie Melon in 2007. The book is full of wisdom and insight on how to live your best life and achieve your goals.

The Last Lecture

When he was a professor at Carnegie Melon University, Randy Pausch and several other professors were asked to give a lecture that would describe their best wisdom and life advice. Only a month before he gave the lecture, Pausch learned that his pancreatic cancer was fatal and that he had less than a year to live. After the lecture, Pausch wrote the book The Last Lecture with journalist Jeffrey Zaslow. This book talks about life lessons, success and goals. It is ripe for discussion amongst your high school and post-secondary students. Use these questions to help students think critically about the book.

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