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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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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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The Nature of the Antagonist

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Darth Vader, The Wicked Witch of the West, Shere Khan, Moby Dick...these are some of the most famous villains in film and literature. Study the four categories of conflict with your class and have them finish the day by creating a...
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Courage: Hero Traits

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What does it mean to be a hero? Who qualifies as a hero? In groups, middle and high schoolers brainstorm a list of heroes and create a list of characteristics that a person must possess in order to be a hero. Extend this lesson by having...
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Identifying Supporting Evidence from a Text - What is a Hero?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Create a Holiday for Your Favorite Hero

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create a holiday for a hero. The person may be someone in history who is not currently honored with a holiday, another famous person, a family member, a friend, or someone else they admire.
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Fairy Tales Unit Ideas

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students listen to children's fairy tales and watch them on a video. Afterward, they list the heroes from each story. Students write a short paragraph about a typical day for the hero. Students dress up like their character and give a...
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HEROs Project

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What does it take to be a hero? In small groups, middle schoolers design a hero by identifying heroic characteristics and recording responses on an online blog. Use this lesson as an extension in a literature unit about a heroic...
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People Who Make A Difference: American Heroes

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students think about the characteristics of a hero so they can later evaluate which historical figures on the heroes chart meet the criteria.
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Characteristics of a Good Citizen

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine characteristics that good citizens need. In this civic virtues lesson, 1st graders discuss people they know who are heroes or good citizens. Students name three qualities they believe heroes need. Students create a...
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Emerging Heroes

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders define what a hero is and watch a video. In this hero lesson, 12th graders discuss the characteristics of a hero and list heroes and their attributes.  Students read the poem Beowulf and identify characteristics of its...
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We're Building Heroes

For Teachers K
Students discuss their ideas of the qualities a hero possesses. In this attributes of a hero lesson plan, students construct a hero puzzle and identify qualities of a hero in storybook characters.
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Classic Hero

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss hero tales. In 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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Fan Club for Artists

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research a famous artist of their choice to experience their lives and achievements. They choose an artist they look up to, a hero perhaps, and share their lives with their peers to develop a banner on that artist to...
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Hooray For Heroes

For Teachers K - 1st
Students identify and interpret what heroes are by researching various American heroes of the past. Students select several school heroes and interview them, as well as their own personal hero and write a story about them. Students...
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Portrait of a Hero

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students examine the concept and characteristics of a hero. They brainstorm and categorize a list of heroes, develop a chart checklist, discuss real-life heroes, and create a hero hall of fame display.
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Honor Your School and Community Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students honor local heroes. In this community heroes activity, students create an award or plan an event honoring a local hero. Students are encouraged to be creative!
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A Leader of Salem: Nathaniel Bowditch

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the qualities of a leader.  In this American History lesson, 11th graders read the story of Nathaniel Bowditch and use it as a catalyst for discussions on leadership and the definition of a hero.  
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The Making of a Holiday: MLK, Jr. Day

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Young scholars explore the life of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement. They discuss the events surrounding his death and the significance of the federal holiday honoring Dr. King. As a class, they read about Dr. King's work...
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Reviewing the Romance

For Students 10th - 12th
In this reviewing the romance worksheet, students research the secrets of writing a romance. Students read at least 20 modern romance novels. Students identify the structure around the story, looking at plot and characters and style of...
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Plotting Worksheet

For Students 7th - 9th
In this plotting worksheet, learners discuss the short term and long term problems of both the hero and the heroine.  Students track the problems as they worsen and are ultimately resolved.
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Techno Hero

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore digital communication by creating a slide-show presentation. In this PowerPoint presentation activity, 1st graders research a famous hero using search engines and other Internet tools. Students create a PowerPoint...
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Piecing Together the Story of Glenn Cunningham: A Kansas Champion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students use primary and secondary sources to conduct research about Glenn Cunningham. In this Glenn Cunningham lesson plan, students tell why he was a hero, and tell facts from what they learned.
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What information do we want to find out about a real-life millennium superhero?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders come up with interview questions for heroes. In this hero lesson plan, 4th graders discuss what information would be important to include in a report on a superhero. They write their questions in the database program on...