Students discuss hero tales. For this character education lesson, students identify heroes from the movie Star Wars and explain how the hero showed courage. Students reflect upon their own definition of courage and present it to the class.
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Sports Heroes and Private Action for the Common Good
Young readers explore philanthropy and its effects on the public good. They discuss athletes and their examples as philanthropists. They research a sports hero and play "The Match Game" to determine what they know about other sports...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Children of Dune - Lesson Two
Learners focus on the characters in fairy tales and to discuss their strengths and weaknesses. They watch the documentary "Women of Dune" and focus on its portrayal of power. Afterwards, they describe some of the super strengths that...
6th - 9th Social Studies & History
"Triumphal March" From Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
In this classical music appreciation worksheet, students listen to a recording of "Triumphal March" from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi. Students read about the composer and the structure of the piece. Students answer 5 questions and then...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Heroes: Then and Now
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...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Folk and Family Heroes and Heroines
Students define and assess the difference between folk heroes and family heroes and then find examples of each in their own lives. They view a "Swapping Stories" video, surf the internet for examples and complete a variety of worksheets...
4th - 8th English Language Arts
200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons
Students discuss the style and characteristics of the Classical era and the genre of opera. They compare and contrast modern day popular icons to musical icons throughout history. They write original librettos to modern entertainment.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts