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Heroes vs. Celebrities

by Kimberly Kenna and Mauro Sheridan
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Written By
Kimberly Kenna and Mauro Sheridan

Grade Level
5-8, 9-12+

Subject
Arts - Media, English/Language Arts, Social Studies
 

Often when asked to name their heroes, young people will mention athletes and pop stars, citing their popularity and visibility in the media. This lesson challenges students to properly distinguish between a hero and a celebrity by coming up with a sales pitch for a hero branded product. Through discussion and activity students will be better able to understand the qualities of heroes as true role models and the meaning and importance of legacy.