MY HERO Multimedia Resources for Middle School Students: Peace Activism
Screening these films will take about 55 minutes. The pieces utilize art and music to express strong opposition to the horrors of war. They also feature heroic individuals who have become advocates for conflict resolution and peace after experiencing the tragedy of violence.
A soldier goes to the front during World War I, whose horrors make him realize that the enemy is actually war itself.
Save Our Streets organization works to prevent violence from happening to the youths of Crown Heights.
Dragan Kisin became a a community leader and non-violence advocate after joining the Be a Man club in Bosnia and Herzegovina's Banja Luka.
FOLLOW UP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
1. Which of these films touched you the most and why?
2. Who of these heroes do you admire the most and why?
3. How does the art or music in the films impact you as a viewer?
4. What is your favorite genre in this group? Experimental, Music Video, or Documentary and why?
5. Do you know any peace heroes in your community?
6. Why is forgiveness important for peace?
7. How can we become more tolerant as people?
Ron Kovic Peace Prize in the MY HERO International Film Festival
Click here to learn about the Ron Kovic Peace Prize, view previous winners and submit your peace film!
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom
Students can share their Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Tutorial for students
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.
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