Use MY HERO's multimedia resources to to enrich in person and virtual learning.
Language Arts Lessons and Activities
Celebrate the Best of Humanity Working on Ocean Conservation
Celebrate the Best of Humanity Working on Ocean Conservation:Learning Connected to the UN Sustainability Goal #14 Life Below Water
Use these resources to inspire compassion and activism in your students, and ask them to identify a civil rights issue they can learn more about.
Families Watch a Selection of Curated Films About Young People Making a Difference to Enhance Learning at Home
Nine-year-old Milo Cress is concerned about the millions of straws that pollute waterways, waste fossil-fuel resources and harm ocean creatures.
10-year-old Jaysa rallies the community with her speeches about how the power plant causes asthma.
Students use the Media Arts Education Resources to produce their own film to MY HERO. Included are resources for all steps of production, editing, camera angles as well as resources for the different genres of film students may want to consider producing. Each year there is an International Film Festival where students can submit their films for free and be considered for awards and prizes.
Create original hero artwork and upload it to share in the MY HERO Gallery.
Children can create their own artwork celebrating heroes using the medium of their choosing. This work can be done digitally and submitted to MY HERO or a picture of the artwork that was not created digitally can be submitted.
MY HERO has student contests for all types of media and for special hero-related themes that change throughout the year.
They always are featured on the MY HERO homepage.
Currently students are asked to submit their art, poems, songs, or stories about a hero to share with our global community and win a prize!
Want your students to be able to honor someone's heroic qualities or actions and share it with a global audience? Have them sign the MY HERO Guestbook. There will be a slight delay showing up on the page, as we review each entry to make sure only safe child-friendly content appears on MY HERO.
MY HERO will not post any entries that contain swearing, or promote hatred, violence or prejudice.
A HERO EVERY DAY
Use MY HERO's 365 Days of Heroes Calendar, or it's Curated Thematic Calendar tied to the school year at the beginning of your online session to set a tone, to start some thinking, to activate prior knowledge, or just to talk about something uplifting at the beginning of class time.
Get some chat going about what our heroes think and do, and about how that relates to us today.
If you want to have your class explore the concept of heroism and the behaviors and values we admire:
Use MY HERO Multimedia Resources to Enrich Social Emotional Learning
These curated stories, art and short films demonstrate the SEL Competencies of: Self Awareness, Responsible Decision Making, Social Awareness, Self Management and Relationship Skills. Discussion questions are included.
English Language Learners can listen to MY HERO's inspiring stories to further their English language proficiency and learn about international heroes at the same time. Students listen and read along to the hero stories included in this resource. Also recommended for emerging readers.
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.
How to Organize Your Students' or Child's Published Work
For Additional Resources and Lesson Plans, Go to the MY HERO Lesson Plan Center
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Use the MY HERO Calendar in the Classroom
Organizer created on 3/17/2020 9:06:21 AM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 3/17/2021 12:12:19 PM by Laura Nietzer