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276 resources with the concept heroes

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Dealing with Dilemmas: Upstanders, Bystanders and Whistle-Blowers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
There are upstanders, bystanders, and whistle-blowers when it comes to dealing with dilemmas. The four lessons in this unit module ask young scholars to think about injustice and how to resolve difficult situations. Learners research...
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September 11, 2001

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
The present generation of children were not around when terror struck the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. With this collection of resources from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, young people explore the history of the...
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Who's Your Hero?

For Teachers 4th
Who is your hero? Kids will love to dive into this theme as you work through the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt unit on heroes. The materials can be used with the textbook or without, and come with options for English Language Learners, as...
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The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Kid President

For Students Pre-K - 5th
New ReviewThe ever-engaging Kid President hosts a video that details the life story of Martin Luther King, Jr. Kid President covers the time from when Martin Luther King, Jr. was born to the extent of his life and includes words of encouragement...
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Heroes Who Made a Difference: Memorializing a Distinguished Service Cross Award Recipient

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Ever wonder how to memorialize World War I heroes in the classroom? Activities in a high-quality social studies resource prompt middle schoolers to research Internet sources, complete a graphic organizer, and write an editorial feature...
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I Need a Superhero

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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An Introduction to the Odyssey

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Epics, like the Odyssey, were told over the span of several days and drew quite a crowd. Before starting the famous work with your class, review this presentation to gain some insight into the structure and history of epic poems. 
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Heroes in Art

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars examine the life, portraits and speeches of Frederick Douglass. They consider what made his speeches effective and why he is regarded as a national hero. They write an original speech.
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Melba Pattillo and Ruby Bridges: Two Heroes of School Integration

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Learners put themselves in the shoes of students 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.
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Vantage Points: Unit 1 Task 3

For Teachers 7th Standards
This activity spans five days and culminates in a role-play where judges consider the arguments of each learners to determine the top five villains or heroes of all time. Learners discuss characterization of heroes and villains, theme,...
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What Makes a Hero?

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is a well-designed lesson plan inviting learners to consider the qualities of a hero. They describe the lives and deeds of national, state, and/or local heroes. This is a thoughtful lesson plan, which is part of a sequential group...
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Heroes Are Made of This: Studying the Character of Heroes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat makes heroes and villains? A six-part unit plan asks young scholars to explore the concept of heroism and the characteristics they consider heroic and unheroic. Groups create character maps that focus on how characters are shaped by...
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Analyzing a Letter from Jackie Robinson: "Fair Play and Justice"

For Teachers 7th - 12th
New ReviewJackie Robinson was more than a baseball legend; he was an activist, too. An interesting resource explores Robinson's time in the military using primary sources. Scholars examine the racially inspired event that led to a court martial...
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My Dream of Martin Luther King

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
New ReviewConduct a book study of the story, My Dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold. Followng a read-aloud, scholars take part in philosophical discussions covering the topics of freedom, equality, race, and heroes. 
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In Our Own Words: A Story Book with a Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Academics turn into storytellers in an engaging activity on activism. The activity focuses on promoting social change in local communities with stories. Young historians plan a storybook to target a specific audience and social issue and...
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Change Agents in Our Own Lives

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Everyone has the power to change their own lives. Young historians learn how they can become agents for change in their own lives and the community. The lesson focuses on positive role models and what motivates individuals to promote...
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Modern-Day Heroes: People Who Are Making a Difference

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Not all superheroes wear capes. An engaging lesson delves into the world of modern-day heroes and activists for change. Academics learn there are many different ways to be a hero as well as explore what makes a person a hero. The...
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“The Hero’s Journey”: Using a Graphic Organizer to Deconstruct Percy Jackson’s Hero’s Journey and Plan a New Hero’s Journey Narrative

For Teachers 6th Standards
Time to go on a journey! Using a graphic organizer, scholars deconstruct Percy Jackson's hero's journey from the Rick Riordan novel, The Lightning Thief. Next, they begin planning their own hero's journey narrative, creating a profile of...
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Local Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The cover of The New Yorker magazine sparks a conversation about September 11th and the invaluable sacrifices the first responders made to rescue those in danger. Scholars discuss their observations, thoughts, and feelings then take pen...
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American Heroes

For Teachers 3rd Standards
What makes a hero? After discussing the term and considering a book about Franklin D. Roosevelt, classmates work together to write a script and present their biography of a Great American hero. Notes sheets help group members organize...
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Community Spotlight Cards

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Not all heroes wear capes—or cleats. Class members identify unsung heroes in their schools or towns for interviews, then create trading cards. A celebration including presentations or trading of cards completes their investigation of...
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Civil War Personalities: Individual Examples of Character

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
What is a hero? What is character? Using biographies of figures during the Civil War, both famous and lesser known, scholars consider these questions. After brainstorming what they think makes a hero, they examine the lives of those who...
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Four-Footed Heroes of 9/11

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Not all the heroes of 9/11 were human. After a brief discussion of the events of September 11, 2001, class members develop questions about the contributions of service dogs that assisted the first responders. Pupils select one of the...
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The Greek Myth of Talos, the First Robot

For Students 6th - 12th
A short video introduces viewers to the Greek myth of Talos, the first robot. The story also connects Talos to the myth of Jason, Medea, and the argonauts.