20 Sep English Update
In our English class, we are exploring Heroism as a theme and character. In the class, we watched short videos called “watch for evidence” that helped to introduce the bigger idea about heroism. Students were 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, the hardships they overcame, their major accomplishments, and how their respective heroes demonstrated heroism. Finally, they were required to present to the class, how their hero’s behavior actually reflected characteristics of a hero.
To sum up the theme, students will write a three-paragraph report on their heroes.