The Heroes unit is a multi-disciplinary set of activites designed to help students understand how media impact and influence our ideas and definitions of public figures. Students investigate how heroes are presented in literature, news, and images. After which, they derive a generally accepted definition of "hero." As a group, students discuss this predetermined definition and add their own thoughts on what heroes are. Working in small groups, elementary students create heroic characters in preset scenarios. Secondary students are given a specific task to accomplish, through which they determine what it takes to be a hero.


Elementary: What is a Hero?

Secondary: Hall of Fame

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