History Heroes

History Heroes

PURPOSE

FOCUS

INTEGRATION OF CONTENT/SUBJECT AREAS

STRATEGY/ACTIVITY

Students will read selections or books about two real (nonfictional) people who were considered heroes as a result of one or more special feats or accomplishments.

Using a compare and contrast chart, students will compare the two by using the following categories:

After completion of the compare and contrast chart, the students will write a report on the two people they selected, including all of the categories listed plus any others the students wish to incorporate.

These reports can be shared orally and used for discussions centering around issues such as the representation of women and minorities in history, for role play, or for historical re-enactments.

Example
Students have read books or stories about Ghandi and Martin Luther King. They will use the information from these sources to complete the compare and contrast chart as follows:

EXTENDED RESEARCH

Read the quote by Thomas Morell: "See the conquering hero comes! Sound the trumpets, beat the drums!"

ASSESSEMENT