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MY HERO Curated Social Studies Resources

Bring classrooms to life with MY HERO's Multimedia Resources 

Resources for Middle School and High School 

Use the following resource to honor those who worked to secure voting rights for all and who uphold the values of democracy, including those outlined in the US Constitution.


Resources for Promoting Voting Rights and Democracy
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Use the following Civics lesson plans and resources with students to enrich learning about Voting Rights, the United States Government, the United States Supreme Court, Freedom of the Press, Civil Rights, Children's Rights, and LGBTQ+ History and Heroes

Civics Resources
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, predicated on the belief that everyone is entitled to freedom without any distinction based on race, color, sex, language, religion, national origin, or birth. Comprised of 30 Articles, the Declaration addresses issues of freedom of speech, religion, and privacy. It stands squarely for equal pay for equal work. Special attention is paid to the rights of children, women, and families.

This resource includes a story, film, or lesson plan illustrating each article. 

High School Resources

Youth Activists
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Conflict Resolution/Peace Activism
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Credit: https://myhero.com/social-justice-lesson-resource-for-high-school

TeachRock/MY HERO High School
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Middle School Resources

Civil Rights Middle School
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Peace Activists
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Youth Activists
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Social Justice Resources for Middle School
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TeachRock/MY HERO
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Human Rights Lesson Resources Middle School
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Elementary School Resource

Peaceful World: Elementary Students
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Black History Elementary Lesson Plan
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Words Have Power Elementary Students
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Upper Elementary School Social Justice Lesson Resource
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Explore lessons tied to UN Sustainable Development Goals, International UN Observances, human rights and social activism.

 

International Migrants Day Teacher Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer
Teacher resources and discussion guide

Human Rights Day Teacher Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on December 10, 1948.

Universal Children's Day Teacher Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

Universal Children's Day Resources 

World Press Freedom Day Lesson Plan

By: MY HERO Staff

Share the importance of an independent press with your students this week. 

International Day of UN Peacekeepers Lesson Plan

By: Wendy Milette

Students gain an understanding of UN Peacekeepers.

International Day of Peace Teacher Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

Resources related to peace and peace activists.

August 12 | International Youth Day Multimedia Resources and Lesson Plan for Teachers

By: Laura Nietzer

International Youth Day multimedia lesson plan.

Black History Month Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer
Share the importance of Black History Month with your students. Bring classrooms to life with MY HERO's Multimedia Resources and Lesson Plan for Teachers. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.

UN Disarmament Week Teacher Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

Share the importance of disarmament with your students.

International Day for Tolerance Teacher Lesson Plan

By: Anthony Pouw

International Day for Tolerance 

International Day of the Girl Child Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

International Day of the Girl Multimedia Resources and Lesson Plan

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Teacher Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 

LGBT Pride Month | JUNE

By: MY HERO Staff

For LGBT Pride Month we shine a light on LGBT heroes who have shaped culture. 

Social Justice Multimedia Resources to Use in the Classroom and for Homeschooling

By: Laura Nietzer

Social Justice Multimedia Resources

MY HERO Human Rights Multimedia Resources

By: Laura Nietzer

Human Rights Multimedia Resources

Heroes From History

Katherine Johnson Multimedia Resources and Lesson Plan for Teachers

By: Laura Nietzer

Katherine Johnson,

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Multimedia Resources and Lesson Plan for Teachers

By: Laura Nietzer

Ruth Bader Ginsburg 

Nelson Mandela Curated Multimedia Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

Nelson Mandela 

Malala Yousafzai Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

Malala Yousafzai 

Dalai Lama Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

 Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet in exile and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Ron Kovic Multimedia Teacher Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

Ron Kovic is an anti-war activist, artist, and former US Marine Corps sergeant.

Thurgood Marshall Lesson Plan

By: Laura Nietzer

Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. 

Kim Phuc Lesson Plan

By: Xenia Shin

Kim Phuc

For Additional Resources and Lesson Plans, Go to the MY HERO Lesson Plan Center

Lesson Plan Center
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Laura Nietzer

The Social Studies Resource and lesson plans were curated by MY HERO Education Outreach Director Laura Nietzer.

Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program

How to use MY HERO's Create Program to Publish Stories, Art, Film and Audio for Students

Tutorial for students: Publish written stories, film, original artwork and audio in MY HERO's multimedia library.

Create Program
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Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.

Submit your artwork to be entered in the MY HERO art contest or to be exhibited on our Gallery Homepage.

Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.

Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom


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