Heroes abound throughout history and in our everyday lives. After completing the activities, students will be able to understand the meaning of the words hero and heroic.
A common lament one hears today is that young people lack heroes to emulate. Is that true? After completing this lesson plan, students will be able to describe what makes a hero in various contexts.
This Launchpad looks at the tragic events on 9/11 and all of the heroes who helped Americans recover from that day. It asks students to think, "What makes a hero?"