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52 resources with the concept heroism

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September 11, 2001

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
The present generation of children were not around when terror struck the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. With this collection of resources from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, young people explore the history of the...
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I Need a Superhero

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Once the class learns about the hero's journey, they'll find it in every story and movie they see! Take characters from their humble beginnings to their atonement and apotheosis with a set of lessons about the hero's journey focusing...
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Creating a Heroic Character

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What do Columbus, Aeneas, Scarlet O’Hara, and Frederick Douglass have in common? How can a hero in one age be a villain in another? Does heroism depend on the context of time and place? Are there traits that all heroes share? After a...
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Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Narrators of a short video offer their rationale for why Catch 22 should be included in the Great American Read program. They touch on the key themes in Heller's satirical and sobering novel about Captain John Yossarian and the catch-22s...
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1984 by George Orwell

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Reverend Katrina Foster offers her rationale for why Winston Smith, the tragic hero of George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, is her favorite literary character.
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Everything You Need to Know to Read Homer's "Odyssey"

For Students 9th - 12th
Was there really a guy named Homer? Was the Odyssey written by one man or many? Are the stories original or a retelling of well-known myths? It may not contain all the information that viewers need to know about The Odyssey but this...
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Creating a Memorial Museum

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What would you want to see included in a 9/11/2001 memorial museum? Groups analyze artifacts, ephemera, and testimonies and then create a list of items they feel should be included in a 9/11 memorial museum.
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Honoring Our Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of a study of the events of 9/11/2011, class members examine Tanya Hoggard's Dear Hero Collection and listen to the 9/11 Memorial website's Dear Hero podcast. Individuals then create their own tribute to an individual they feel...
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Dear Hero

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
During the aftermath of 9/11, a firehouse in New York received letters, cards, drawings, and tributes, all addressed to "Dear Hero." Middle schoolers study images of these tributes and discuss the qualities of a hero in a lesson focused...
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Everyday Heroes and Heroines

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can someone wake up as an ordinary citizen and become a hero later in the day? Middle schoolers discuss the everyday heroes and heroines of 9/11, including their acts of bravery and sacrifice. Individuals then create a children's book to...
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Lesson: Heroes: Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is the difference between Hercules and Spiderman? Both are heroes, right? Kids identify the characteristics that make a hero, and analyze the differences between heroes of long ago and today. They write creative stories describing a...
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Heroes

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore heroism by reading a book in class. In this story analysis lesson plan, student read a book called Heroes and discuss the concept of heroism and identify the characters and plot of the story. Students define vocabulary...
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My Hero Learning Circle

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Students participate in a collaboration activity. For this My Hero Project lesson, students discover what a hero is to someone halfway around the world and themselves. Over the 16-week session, circles, made up of between 6-9 classes...
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Lord of the Rings: The Quest is Achieved

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze what makes a hero in The Lord of the Rings, Book Six. They discuss the characters and the aspects of their behaviors that make them heroes and write essays regarding the climax and heroic gestures of a character. After...
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Who is Your Hero?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars identify the attributes of heroes. In this critical thinking skills instructional activity, students share what heroes are and then select the people from the provided list that are indeed heroes according the definitions...
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Comprehension Questions for Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear

For Students 4th - 5th
In this comprehension questions for Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear instructional activity, students read the book, then answer 12 comprehension questions
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Comprehension Questions for Cousins

For Students 4th - 6th
In this comprehension questions for Cousins worksheet, students read the book then answer 18 comprehension questions about it.
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A Story of Epic Proportions: What Makes a Poem an Epic?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students analyze the epic poem form and its roots in oral tradition. In this epic poetry lesson plan, students research the epic hero cycle and recognize the pattern of events and elements. Students analyze the patterns embedded in the...
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Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze historic rulings that played roles in the Civil Rights Movement. In this civil right lesson, students research Internet and print sources regarding Plessy v. Ferguson, Sipuel v. Board of Regents of the University of...
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Heroic Poetry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars create a poem answering the questions, what makes someone a hero and how heroes are created? Students work in writing communities to create their poem and illustrated presentation. Poems are presented to the class.
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Tangerine: K-W-H-L Strategy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As part of the introduction to Edward Bloor's Tangerine, class members generate a KWHL chart listing what they know, what they want find out, how they plan to find this information, and what they have learned or still want to learn.
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Faces of Courage: Teenagers Who Resisted

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students read true stories of teenagers who defied Hitler and avoided participation in the Hitler Youth. They discuss the stories paying attention to the dangers and incredible peer pressure that these children faced. They consider how...
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Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry. New York: Dell 1990

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students recognize courage and heroism of Danish and Swedish people and all others who resisted the Nazis, realize that everyone has the capacity to do good as well as evil, and analyze reasons and motivations that caused certain people...
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Exploring Heroism

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students research heroism online. In this heroism lesson, students use the documentary of Heroes of Ground Zero to explore the theme of heroism. Students complete five days of activities to research and participate in activities that...