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Young scholars identify a hero in their community. They research a hero in their community. They compose an essay about their hero and present it to the class.
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"Be strong, be brave, and be steady." The words of Bravemole, the hero of Lynne Jonell's picture book, model for young readers courage, perseverance, and inner strength—the attributes brave people manifest when bad things happen. After...
K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Everyday Heroes and Heroines
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...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
I Need a Superhero
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...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Everyday Heroes from the 1800s
From Clara Barton and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington Carver, this research project will allow learners to gain an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of everyday heroes of the nineteenth century in...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Supporting Evidence from a Text - What is a Hero?
Pupils define hero and identify supporting evidence in a text. They complete a hero diagram worksheet and watch a video about a little boy from China who acts as a hero. Additionally, they complete the Ping Hero evidence worksheet and...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts