What is a hero? Is it someone who does something special for a society?
Is a hero someone in your family? Could your hero be your grandfather, your mother
or your brother? Is the hero someone in the news? Can a hero be alive or does
the hero have to be dead? Could a hero be a 92 year old man who was mishandled by
airport security and United airlines? Is there more to his story? Could an
animal be a hero? Does everyone have a hero -- someone to look up to or
admire? Find out more about heroes.
You will be working in groups of two or three students on the hero project. Your group must decide what your final project will look like. It may be a news or t.v.program, a short five minute play, or an infomercial on your choice of one or more hero(es). Your group may decide to design a project of your own choice. Heroes give us important messages. What is the message that you believe your hero has given? Please make sure to discuss your final outcome (project) with your instructor. Your final project will be videotaped.
Process and Resources
Process (three weeks):
1. In your group define what a hero is.
2. Explore the resources given below.
3. Discover ten characteristics of hereos.
4. Make a list of possible heroes...who fits your list of characteristics?
5. As a total class, refine and improve this Webquest project.
6. Write a justification for the hero or heroes that you choose for your project...why is this person qualified to be a hero?
7. Decide on what your project will be.
8. Create a rubric for your final project based on the rubric requirements defined in previous class sessions.
9. Create your final hero project.
Find out what happened to an American hereo at the hands of airport security
Have you heard about a balloonist who went around the world?
Could a janitor be a hero? Find out by reading about Bill Crawford, Medal of
War hero stories
Listing/information on a variety of hereos
Women of accomplishment
Lesson plans for hereos
Could an animal be a hero?
Use primary resources in addition to the Internet resources.
You are totally responsible for setting goals for work completion. We will discuss
the amount of time required for the eight steps in the process. Remember that you
have three weeks to complete the project. Presentations will
occur..(date)..... You will be evaluated using the rubric that you complete with
your partner(s). Check in with your instructor at least once during each class
period to evaluate your progress.
On ....(date)....you will present your final outcome (project) to the class.
Each class member, the instructor and you will evaluate your work based on your
rubric. The video tape of your project will be viewed at the conclusion of all