Heroes and Role Models
Students identify heroes and role models they are familiar with. They write a paper about people they know or celebrities they admire. They research people using the Internet and other research materials.
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Role Models, Fantasy vs. Reality
Students explore the qualities of a hero. Through a class discussion, they compare and contrast a reality hero to a fantasy super hero. Students watch television commercials and identify the influences in them. They determine positive...
8th - 10th English Language Arts
A Lesson Before Dying: Character Development
What characteristics would your class attribute to a hero? Have them explore heroic acts and character development with a lesson plan from Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying. After discussing a handout, readers decide if small acts...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review African American History: Honored as Heroes
To gain an understanding of the treatment of African American soldiers during World War I, class members watch an excerpt from the History Detectives film, Our Colored Heroes, and then examine three recruitment posters from that time...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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Inspire your class to write about role models and personal heroes with this resource from The Learning Network. Class members read a New York Times article excerpt about basketball star Jeremy Lin and how he inspired the author. After...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Childhood Reflections: Lesson 7 Is Number 7 Of 7 In Unit Plan
Learners examine family relationships. In this language arts lesson, students will work in groups to discuss how much they're loved by their families and the family members who are important to them. The class will read Love you Forever...
6th - 9th English Language Arts