Inspire your students and enhance their learning at home with these resources from MY HERO. Includes questions and research activities that can be assigned to students.
Students read about youth environmental activists and how they have made a difference, then consider the discussion questions.
Young Olivia loves birds, and created over 500 paintings of her feathered friends to raise funds for Audubon's bird rescue. (Running Time - 6:45 minutes)
2. Research issues in your community. What can you and your peers do? Share your story.
3. Share the story of environmental heroes in your community with MY HERO.
Learn about Mohamed Sidibay and Mendy Kanu, two young activists working for better access to education for all youth.
Mohamed Sidibay is a survivor of a horrific civil war in Sierra Leone, where he was forced to fight as a child soldier. Now he advocates for better access to education worldwide. (2:48 min)
Mendy Kanu started the Children's Foundation of Technology in Sierra Leone to bring education to children in poverty. Listen to his students' song. (4:32 minutes)
Students learn about Malala Yousafzai by reading the following stories, analyzing the artwork and watching the film trailer.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for girls' education and the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Malala Yousafzai speaks out for the rights of girls to have an education. This story has both text and audio.
HE NAMED ME MALALA is a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai.
2. Mendy Kanu saw a need in his community and started the Children's Foundation of Technology in Sierra Leone for impoverished children. Do you know of other people bringing education to children in need? Share their story with MY HERO.
3. What can you do to ensure that all children have access to education? Research places in need, create an action plan and share your story with MY HERO.
Students read the story about Iqbal Masih, a child from Pakistan who was sold into slavery by his father when he was 4 and escaped slavery at the age of 10. He began speaking internationally and was awarded the Reebok Human Rights Youth Award when he was 12 years old.
Students read the story about Samantha Smith, a grade school student and peace activist. Then analyze the portrait by Robert Shetterly, noticing the text used in the portrait.
Students read the story to learn about Sadako Sasaki, who was two years old when an American atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima near her home. Sadako inspired an international peace movement. Then analyze the artwork noticing the use of text.
2. Which of these causes is important to you: climate change, ending child slavery, global peace, access to education for all, or another global issue? Research others working towards a solution and share their story with MY HERO.
3. Identify an issue that is important to you or your community. What can you do? Create an action plan, get others involved and share the story of your efforts with MY HERO.
Students Learn about Climate Youth Activist and Filmmaker Slater Jewell-Kemker by reading the story, analyzing the poster and watching the film.
Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning student reporter and filmmaker who works for a better environment and for peace.
Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Tutorial for students
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom
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