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41 resources with the keyterm heroism

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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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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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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...
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HEROs Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What does it take to be a hero? In small groups, middle schoolers design a hero by identifying heroic characteristics and recording responses on an online blog. Use this lesson as an extension in a literature unit about a heroic...
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Heroes

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore reading comprehension strategies. In this character development and reading comprehension lesson, students brainstorm common traits of "heroes." Students read Heroes, then identify the personal conflicts the story...
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Multi-Media Hero Analysis

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students consider how the attributes of heroes have evolved. In this character traits lesson, students define heroism in their culture and research the epic heroes of literature. Students select heroes to write about and share their...
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Portrait of a Hero

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students complete a series of interactive activities to explore their beliefs about heroes and heroism. In this hero analysis lesson plan, students define the meaning of the words hero and heroic. Students research U.S. heroes and...
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Civil War Personalities

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore Civil War heroes.  In this American history and character development lesson, students work in a group to read a biography of a Civil War hero and list character traits this leader exhibited. Students match these...
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What Makes a Hero? A Reading and Writing Assignment

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars examine the elements of heroism. They read excerpts written by Stephen Ambrose on D-Day and WWII, develop a list of heroic characteristics, and write an essay about what makes a hero.
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A Longing for Heroes

For Students 9th - 12th
In this editorial analysis learning exercise, students read an editorial titled "A Longing for Heroes," take notes on the article, define 2 words from the article, and write summaries of the article.
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Create a "Hero" Trophy

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students identify American heroes. In this research skills lesson, students discuss the characteristics of heroes and examine society's definition of heroes. Students research selected American heroes of the 20th century and create...
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Heroes, Kindness and "To Kill A Mockingbird"

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students read To Kill a Mockingbird and relate the action sof the characters to behaviors in students lives. In this heroism, bullying, kindness and compassion lesson plan, students identify characters who are heroes in the story....
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What is a Hero? Heroism in Greek Mythology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the tales of Greek mythology and discuss what it means to be a hero. They associate acts of epic heroism with philanthropy noting that these characters acted in a larger than life manner to secure the common good.