Heroes Among Us

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A hero is not always dressed in uniform. Here, scholars gain insight into traits of heroism through images and a survivor's story about the heroic actions his colleagues took to save him from the September 11th terrorist attacks. With their new found knowledge, pupils write what they learned and share their thoughts with the class.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a community helper to speak to the class about emergency procedures they practice in their profession 
  • Run through the emergency procedures of your school; emphasize the importance of following directions 
  • Encourage pupils to speak to their parents or guardians about their household's emergency plan
Classroom Considerations
  • Inform families of the lesson's topic to prepare them to answer questions their child may have when they return from school 
  • Check the image's level of appropriateness prior to showing them to your class
  • Background knowledge is written in detail
  • The lesson plan has a clear organizational pattern 
  • None