BASIC LESSON PLAN
SUBJECT AREA: All
GRADE LEVEL: All
PREPARATION FOR PARENTS:
Go to MyHero.com and click
Once in TEACHERS,
click on REQUEST MY HERO VIDEOTAPE, CD or DVD.
While you are waiting for the
videotape, CD or DVD to be mailed to you, click
on FORUM and
go to the essay entitled, "How Do We Choose Our Heroes?" by
the Reverend Charles Harper. This will give you ideas
on how to help your children choose their heroes.
Click on LIBRARY to
see an online catalogues of books relating to various
Go to the MyHero.com DIRECTORY.
Choose a HERO CATEGORY that interests
you and your children. For example, if you are working
on science and the environment, go to EARTHKEEPERS and
choose a story, possibly the one on ROWENA
GERBER, a teacher in Florida whose students build
their own solar cookers while raising money to send large
solar ovens that can cook 1200 meals a day and purify
water to refugee camps in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Haiti.
WITH YOUR CHILDREN:
Watch the MY HERO video and
discuss who and what a hero is with your kids.
Use the MY HERO Student Worksheet
to help your kids figure out their own hero.
Depending on the age of your
child/children, choose one of the ways to PARTICIPATE
and follow the easy step-by-step instructions to upload
your art (GALLERY),
write a sentence/paragraph (GUESTBOOK),
create an entire Web page, incorporating text, images
and links (CREATE),
or create and submit a short film (SHORT
Share your hero art, films and/or
stories with your family and friends.
MY HERO Videotape
MY HERO Student Worksheet
The FORUM link in the MY HERO
Web site which discusses "How Do We Choose Our Heroes?"
To see one child's progression
of stories from grades 3-5, go to the following URLs:
Grade 3: http://myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=dixie
Grade 4: http://myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=UCHIDA_Bethany_Canada_
Grade 5: http://myhero.com/myhero/hero.asp?hero=Jean_Michel_Cousteau