Lesson Plan for Studying Media’s Changing Perception of Heroes

Curriculum: “Multi-Media Hero Analysis: How Perceptions of a ‘Hero’ Change”
From ArtsEdge, the Kennedy Center

From Lesson Plan Summary:

In a world with few real heroes, students will recognize the positive character traits of heroes as depicted in music, art and literature. All cultures and societies have produced folk, military, religious, political, and artistic heroes. In this lesson, the class will break into groups and write a working definition of a hero which they will present to the class. Students will discuss multi-media representations of heroes as well as cultural differences among who is considered a hero. The teacher will provide various works of art depicting heroes, and the students will choose one hero to research for an essay.

Click here to access the full lesson plan at the ArtsEdge website.

Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.

Help us maintain, improve, and expand this and other posts in TheHeroPlace.  Contact us today to add to our unique resource for “All Things Hero!”

EnglishTeachers Wikispaces Presents the Hero Journey Unit Tool

The Hero Journey Unit Tool (http://englishteachers.wikispaces.com/file/view/Unit+Plan.pdf)
As described in Varsity Tutors (https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/hero)

Includes goals/objectives, timeline, lesson plans with standards and ESOL modifications, compare/contrast writing task, presentation assignment, rubric. Designed to accompany study of Beowulf and The Hobbit , may contain resources adaptible for other units. 45 pages; Adobe Reader required.

From the Rationale of the Unit:

The unit we have chosen to do is a genre unit based on the hero journey. This is a narrative journey originating in Greek mythology. The journey has a recognizable pattern and according to Joseph Campbell, can be seen throughout millennia and cross culture. “In the course of analyzing the myths and lore of various world cultures, mythologist Joseph Campbell saw an underlying similarity throughout the stories, and in fact perceived and articulated a storyline-structure he believed to be universal for hero-myths” (The Monomyth of the Hero). Campbell called this underlying similarity and universal formula for heroes the monomyth. We have chosen to use this genre as the theme of our unit because it is a culturally universal theme, it highlights values and morals, it is a recognizable literary pattern, and it exemplifies personal identity and struggle. This unit would be a four week unit however a teacher could easily modify it to be longer using additional texts if needed or desired.

Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.

Help us maintain, improve, and expand this and other posts in TheHeroPlace.  Contact us today to add to our unique resource for “All Things Hero!”

MyHero Teachers’ Guides

From the My Hero Teachers Room (https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/lessonplans)

The MyHero.org website presents lesson plans on numerous subjects relating to learning about heroes and heroism, including:


Teaching:


https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/Show/26
Teacher’s Guide to Using the MY HERO Virtual Art Gallery
By: Victoria Murphy, Founding Director of the MY HERO Art Gallery
K-4
5-8
9-12+
Arts – Media
Arts – Visual


https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/Show/34
Teacher’s Guide to Using the MY HERO Virtual Art Gallery
By: by Victoria Murphy, The MY HERO Project
K-4
5-8
9-12+
Arts – Media
Arts – Visual
Social Studies


https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/Show/25
A Philosophy of Teaching Writing
By: Susanne Nobles, Fredericksburg Academy
K-4
5-8
9-12+
English / Language Arts


https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/Show/28
Teacher’s Guide to Using the MY HERO Create Program
By: by Jerrilyn Jacobs, Taft High School
K-4
5-8
9-12+
English / Language Arts
Social Studies

Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.

Help us maintain, improve, and expand this and other posts in TheHeroPlace.  Contact us today to add to our unique resource for “All Things Hero!”

MyHero’s Writing and Web Design Lesson Plans

From the My Hero Teachers Room (https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/lessonplans)

The MyHero.org website presents lesson plans on numerous subjects relating to learning about heroes and heroism, including:


Writing and Web Design:


https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/Show/3
MY HERO Story Scramble
By: Jerrilyn Jacobs, Taft High School
K-4
Arts – Media
English / Language Arts


https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/Show/23
Capture Heroic Moments: Creating Narrative Scenes about Heroes, A Unit of Study For Grades 3-5
By: David Kelly, Media Arts Educator- MY HERO Project
K-4
5-8
Arts – Media
English / Language Arts
Social Studies


https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/Show/28
Teacher’s Guide to Using the MY HERO Create Program
By: by Jerrilyn Jacobs, Taft High School
K-4
5-8
9-12+
English / Language Arts
Social Studies


https://www.myhero.com/teachersroom/Show/32
Creating a MY HERO Web Page
By: Marc Stern, SJH
5-8
9-12+
Arts – Media
English / Language Arts
Social Studies

Check out other powerful hero resources at TheHeroPlace, including Hero Wisdom (such as that of script-writing coach Skip Press) and Hero Organizations (such as the Gallery of Heroes) as well as other Hero Tools (such as StoryCraft Hero-Story Writing Software). Also, search or submit to hero databases (such as hero-story databases) from around the Internet in the Your Heroes section of TheHeroPlace.

Help us maintain, improve, and expand this and other posts in TheHeroPlace.  Contact us today to add to our unique resource for “All Things Hero!”