25 Sep English Class
Our English classes are exploring Heroism as theme and character. Students watched short videos in an activity called “watch for evidence” that helped to introduce bigger ideas about heroism. Students then engaged in discussions and group activities about the characteristics of a hero.
Individual students were assigned an activity to research and present their personal hero to the class. They were provided with a list of heroes, but they were also allowed to select their own hero that was not on the list of heroes provided. They were required to find out information on their hero’s personal life, hardships, major accomplishments, and demonstration of heroism. Students presented to the class how their hero’s behavior actually reflected characteristics of a hero. Finally, students will write a three-paragraph report on their heroes.