In Search of a Hero
Students explain heroic pattern and use it to identify heroes from classical mythology and from readings o fthe Polynesian Voyaging Society.
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Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration
Learners put themselves in the shoes of young scholars who integrated Little Rock High School in 1957-58. Note: The primary resources in this activity provide powerful and poignant descriptions of what those students faced.
3rd - 12th English Language Arts
Heroes, Kindness and To Kill a Mockingbird
Students discuss meaning of term hero, identify various forms of heroism, discuss characters in To Kill a Mockingbird, and choose three people, real or fictional, whose actions reflect kindness. Students then discuss philosophies and...
7th - 9th English Language Arts
Paul Robeson: 20th-Century Renaissance Man, Hero In Any Century
Students explore several themes relevant to the life of Paul Robeson and the social, artistic, & political realities of the first half of the 20th century, identify and interview heroes in their communities, and publish profiles on...
7th - 12th English Language Arts