Using MY HERO for ESL, ELL and EFL Students
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.
Collections of Listen and Read Along Stories About Heroes from Around the Globe
Stories Categories: Youth Heroes, Scientist Heroes, Environmental Heroes, Heroes in the Arts, Heroes Working for Peace, Heroes from the Holocaust, and Heroes Working on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Listen and Read Along Stories About Youth Who Have Made a Difference
Listen and Read Along Stories about Peace Heroes and Their Missions
The Art Miles Mural Project Joanne Tawfilis teaches respect and understanding through art.
Mohamed Sidibay speaks out to give a name and a face behind the stories of child soldiers.
Listen and Read Along Stories About Earthkeeper Heroes
Adarsha Shivakumar and Apoorva Rangan Project Jatropha started the nonprofit Project Jatropha which is an alternative to fossil fuel.
Chief Oren Lyons is an internationally venerated advocate for preserving biodiversity.
David T. Suzuki has been teaching the public about the science of environmentalism for many years.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas was instrumental in preserving the Florida Everglades.
Mika Vanhanen is the founder and director of Environment Online, a global virtual school for sustainable development
Olivia Bouler Olivia created 500 paintings of her feathered friends to raise funds for Audubon's bird rescue.
Philippe Cousteau continues the work of his father, Jacques Cousteau, through Earth Echo International.
Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world's oceans, waves and beaches.
Tuy Sereivathana is a Cambodian environmentalist who solves conflicts between elephants and people.
Listen and Read Along Stories about Scientist Heroes
Augusta Ada Byron Lovelace developed the world's first computer program while struggling with her own personal hardships. (12/10/1815)
Franklin Chang Diaz is a Costa Rican and American veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions.
Gwynne Rowley Shotwell is the president of SpaceX, the company that made the Dragon space craft.
Her story was hidden for decades: Katherine Johnson plotted multiple flight courses for NASA, including the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the first spaceship to reach the moon.
Alan Turing was a brilliant scientist and mathematician who laid the theoretical groundwork for the first computer.
Rosalind Picard is internationally known as a leader in envisioning and creating innovative technology.
Andrea Mia Ghez is an astrophysicist best known for her discoveries about the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
Archimedes of Syracuse was an early Greek mathematician, astronomer and inventor.
Carlos Juan Finlay was a Cuban scientist who discovered the cause of yellow fever.
Dr. France Cordova is a renowned astrophysicist who has broken gender and cultural barriers.
Jack St. Clair Kilby was an electrical engineer and inventor and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. (11/8/1923)
George Washington Carver was born an African American slave but became a renowned scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor.
Galileo Galilei was an astronomer and inventor, the first to use a telescope to observe the stars and planets. (b. Feb 15, 1564)
Lene Vestergaard Hau is a Danish physicist at Harvard who was able to stop a beam of light.
Listen and Read Along Stories About Heroes in the Arts
Langston Hughes did not confine himself to revealing just the cadences of black music to his readers. Rather, he wanted his audience to taste the whole of the African-American experience.
Additional MY HERO Resources for ESL
Curated Multimedia Science Hero Stories that allow students to listen as they read along about Science Heroes.
Stories with text and audio allowing students the ability to listen as they read along about activists working towards solutions.
Let us never forget the Holocaust. These stories all have text with an audio link allowing students to listen as they read along.
Organizer created on 8/8/2019 12:36:49 PM by Laura Nietzer
Last edited 3/26/2020 2:31:25 PM by Laura Nietzer