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Honor Your School and Community Heroes


  • Arts & Humanities


  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Brief Description

Students create a special event or an award to honor a hero in the school and/or community.


Students demonstrate creative thinking and critical thinking skills to design a special event or award to honor a local hero. Students demonstrate abilities to work together in cooperative groups.


hero, honor, local, school

Materials Needed teacher and student-selected items for the chosen event, paper, pens, and pencils or chalk and chalkboard

Lesson Plan

  • Discuss the kinds of jobs that people often associate as being heroic, such as police officer or fire fighter. Discuss the characteristics and actions of a hero.
  • Ask students to think about people in their school and community who they think fit the characteristics of a hero or who have acted in heroic ways. List students' responses on the board or on a sheet of paper.
  • Ask students to choose one of the people on their list. Have students create an event or an award to honor that person. Some suggestions:
  • Create a plaque for the person.
  • Invite the person to a special breakfast or lunch.
  • Develop a special program to honor the person. Hold the program in your classroom or other room in the school.
  • Write "thank you" letters to the person.
  • After students decide how they want to honor the person, let students work together to develop the event or award.


Evaluate students' participation and abilities to work together to develop an event or an award.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:

Visual Arts:


Last updated 1/09/2012