TEACHERS ROOM

An Approach to Using MY HERO in the 7th to 10th Grade Classroom

by Susanne Nobles , Fredericksburg Academy, (Fredericksburg, VA)
Overview
Procedure
Resources
Assessment
Standards
Written By
Susanne Nobles , Fredericksburg Academy, (Fredericksburg, VA)

Grade Level
5-8, 9-12+

Subject

Overview:

 
By using the MY HERO Website, students bring their study of ancient and/or classic heroes into their own worlds. Students begin with a study of the hero, such as King Arthur (or any suitable hero from the literature you teach), and work to apply and expand the hero traits he exemplifies into their own world. Ultimately, the students discover their own hero qualities and new modern heroes to have in their lives.
 
Objectives:
  • To discover hero traits from the past and apply them to the modern world
  • To discover a personal modern hero
  • To write an engaging and concise descriptive essay
  • To develop Internet research skills
  • To develop technology skills through the use of the MY HERO process: saving and citing Web images, citing Websites, and uploading

 

Share