A hero can mean different things to different people. Heroes in myth and fiction are those with incredible strength, courage, and fight in honor of someone or something. Then there are everyday heroes, ones which we each have in our lives; parents, friends, doctors, firefighters, and those which show courage, personal strength, and inspire the best in us. Those who are heroes are often subjects of art and become immortalized for all to celebrate and remember.
Rationale for Teaching
Our learners have different ideas of the making of a hero. There are many different avenues of viewing heroes: mythology, comics, movies, religion, and historical figures. Opening the learners eyes to these avenues can help broaden their own ideas of a hero and the different things that can be attributes of a hero.
- Establishing the concept of a hero
- Acknowleding heroic acts and inspiring others to do the same
- Creating a model for a society as to what a heroism is
- What characteristics make someone a hero?
- How do different cultures celebrate heroes?
- What is the essence of heroism?