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2,013 reviewed resources for heroes

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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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WWII: Global Conflict, Persecution, and Unsung Heroes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Many historians would classify World War II as a global turning point in the 20th century. See if your middle schoolers agree with such an assessment with a collection of lessons and activities on the second Great War. Lessons cover an...
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EngageNY Grade 3 ELA: Module 1, Unit 2 - The Power of Reading

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Your third grade class will love finding "reading heroes" in text that depicts those who have worked hard to learn to read. They will set goals for their own "reading powers" and focus on fluency throughout this 10-part unit.
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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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Star Wars and the Hero's Journey

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Is Luke Skywalker the archetype of a literary hero? Follow the path of the Hero's Journey with an engaging lesson that details the plot structure, applies it to Star Wars: A New Hope, and invites class members to choose their own example...
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Lesson: Heroes: Then and Now

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is the difference between Hercules and Spiderman? Both are heroes, right? Kids identify the characteristics that make a hero, and analyze the differences between heroes of long ago and today. They write creative stories describing a...
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The Concept of Diversity in World Literature Lesson 5: The Tragic Hero

For Teachers 10th - 11th Standards
Should identifying a tragic hero be based on a universal definition or a definition based on the morals and values of a specific culture? As part of a study of Things Fall Apart, class members read Sylvia Plath's "Colossus" and then...
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Harry Potter and the Hero's Journey

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Sure, Harry Potter was sorted into the Gryffindor house, but is he really a hero? Middle and high schoolers examine the plot and character development in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series before creating a presentation to argue whether...
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Hero Anyone?

For Teachers 9th
Practice literary analysis and citing evidence in this lesson about heroes. Ninth graders complete research activities for a literary analysis of a character who meets the definition of a hero. Then, they write journal entries about...
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Things Fall Apart: Is Okonkwo a Tragic Hero?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
Oedipus, Hamlet, Marlow, Gatsby, Okonkwo? Readers of Things Fall Apart are asked to justify Okonkwo’s classification as a tragic hero by providing examples of his noble status, the mixture of good and bad in his personality, the fatal...
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Invisible Man: The Hero's Journey

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The narrator of Invisible Man is on a quest, a quest to find out who he is and what his place is in a deeply divided American society. An episode from the American Masters series asks readers to consider Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel...
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Hero Myth Creative Writing Assignment

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Send your pupils on a hero's journey! Individuals must compose a story that includes six key elements of the hero's journey. In order to determine the basics of the content of their stories, class members use the included grid to circle...
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Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

For Teachers 11th - 12th
An exciting twist on the study of the classical hero and the heroic quest! Using film to explore modern-day tales of heroes, the resource contains complete, ready-to-use lesson plans for as many as twelve days of instruction. Throughout...
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My Hero

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Who do the kids in your class look up to? Have them describe their heroes with a writing prompt. The prompt encourages kids to explain why this person is important to them, and what actions the hero has done that make him or her a...
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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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What is a Hero?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What is a hero? Find out with a lesson that highlights the heroes that risked their lives on September 11, 2001. Class members take part in a grand conversation discussing what heroes are, how we celebrate them, and write a letter to a...
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Furry Heroes

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Pupils discover that not only humans can be heroes, but that animals can be heroes too. The spotlight of a activity about September 11, 2001, is the search and rescue dogs that bravely risked their lives to help the victims on and after...
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Remembering Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What does it take to be a hero? On 9/11 heroes came in all shapes and sizes. Learners write a mini biography about their chosen hero from that fateful day in a collaborative and thoughtful lesson. Then, as a class, learners build a...
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Dear Hero

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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 plan...
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Everyday Heroes and Heroines

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
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...
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From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Everyday Heroes from the 1800s

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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What Makes a Hero?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Viewers will love this engaging video, which is an adventure of its own! The narrator begins by relating the hero's journey to modern books, and then introduces Joseph Campbell and his thoughts about the process. As the narrator details...
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Greek Mythology Version 2.0: To Be or Not to Be an Epic Hero?

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Using The Odyssey in your classroom? Then this resource is for you. After listening to a reading of a portion of Book 9 of The Odyssey and watching a PowerPoint about Greek heroes, partners complete a "Think Pair Share" chart...
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American Heroes

For Teachers 3rd Standards
New ReviewWhat 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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