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What Makes a Hero?


Subjects

  • Language Arts

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

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Brief Description

Students complete a work sheet about the characteristics of a hero.

Objectives

Students

  • define the word hero.
  • choose the personality traits they think make someone a hero.
  • write about the characteristics they think make a person a hero.

Keywords

hero, characteristics, personality

Materials Needed

Education World teaching master What Makes a Hero?, pens or pencils

Lesson Plan

  • Begin the lesson by asking students what the word hero means to them. Write students' answers on the board.
  • Tell students to think about characteristics or personality traits that they think make someone a hero. Provide each student with a copy of the Education World teaching master What Makes a Hero? Have students complete the work sheet on their own.
  • When everyone has finished, lead a discussion of the students' work sheet answers.

For younger students:

  • Variation 1: Have students complete the work sheet together as a group.
  • Variation 2: Organize students into small groups to complete the work sheet.

Assessment

Some of the statements on the work sheet probably fit with most students' opinions of the qualities of a hero. A few statements may fit in the "gray" area that can prompt either "agree" or "disagree" responses. The purpose of the activity is to encourage discussion and critical thinking about the topic.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.1
NL-ENG.K-12.4
NL-ENG.K-12.5
NL-ENG.K-12.12