Parents: Use MY HERO Resources for Homeschooling and Enrichment

Use MY HERO's multimedia resources to celebrate the best of humanity and enrich learning at home. 

Use the MY HERO online calendar with your children each day. Start the day by sharing a story about a hero from the calendar or use the calendar content during family dinners to spark discussions about heroes. 

Children can learn about diverse heroes from stories, art and films featured on our calendar. 


365 Days of Heroes Calendar (
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Honor heroes in your family and community by signing the MY HERO Guestbook. Share people and organizations who are making a difference, no matter how large or how small.


Honor a Hero by Signing the MY HERO Guestbook
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Nurture creativity and self expression by encouraging your children to participate in MY HERO's numerous contests. They can work offline at home on projects creating poems, art, essays, songs and short films about a hero to share with our global community. 

Click on the banners for details and deadlines. 

MY HERO Contests (
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Watch Films About Young People Making a Difference

The Secret of Trees

Produced by:Albert Maysles
What do trees know that we don't? 13-year-old inventor Aiden set out to find out.

Words Have Power

Produced by:Lynne Cherry

10-year-old Jaysa rallies the community with her speeches about how the power plant causes asthma.

Olivia's Birds and the Oil Spill

Produced by:Lynne Cherry
Young Olivia loves birds, and creates over 500 paintings of her feathered friends to raise funds for Audubon's bird rescue.

The Last Straw

Lynne Cherry

Nine-year-old Milo Cress is concerned about the millions of straws that pollute waterways, waste fossil-fuel resources and harm ocean creatures. 

Young Voices for the Planet - Plant for the Planet

Produced by:Lynne Cherry
Felix from Germany is inspired by Wangari Maathai's work to plant trees with his fellow pupils.


Produced by:Diane Namm
When 8-year old Vivienne Harr heard about children suffering from human trafficking, she founded Make a Stand Lemon-aid to raise funds to fight child slavery.

Create original hero artwork and upload it to share in the MY HERO Gallery.

Link: Use the MY HERO Art Gallery with Students
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Additional Resources and Activities Organized by Grade Level

Elementary School Resources and Activities
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Middle School Resources and Activities
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High School Resources and Activities
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Use the Create program to submit Stories, Art, Film and Audio

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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Create a Showcase of Your Child's Work Published on MY HERO

Click Here for Information About Organizing Student Work

Organizer created on 5/14/2020 11:24:07 AM by Laura Nietzer

Last edited 5/19/2020 3:55:39 PM by Laura Nietzer