How do you define a hero?
How does the hero's journey appear in stories throughout time?
The information on this page includes resources for students as they examine fictional and real-life heroes.
The fight for civil rights:
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Lynda Blackmon Lowry
Senator John Lewis and the book, March
Marian Anderson biography
Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine
PBS video series
Warriors Don't Cry
I am Malala
Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt
In times of conflict:
The Port Chicago 50
Courage Has No Color
The Triple Nickles
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
Book information and trailer
Navajo Code Talkers
Dr. Jonas Salk
Forging a New History:
When you locate sources of your own to support your research, ask yourself questions in order to properly evaluate the site and see if it is a reliable, accurate resource that is useful. Look for the following attributes to determine if a site is one you would recommend:
AUTHORITY: Who is the author or sponsoring institution? Are they an authority on the topic? What credentials do they have? What is the domain? Is it a personal site?
PURPOSE: What is the goal of the site? Is the information relevant and useful for your needs and are you are part of the intended audience? Is the information accurate and objective?
CURRENCY: When was the site published or last updated? Is the information current? Are there quality links to other information that are up-to-date? Is is comprehensive coverage of the subject matter?
SITE APPEARANCE: Does the site exhibit proper grammar and composition? Does it look professionally done and is there a company logo? Are there distracting ads?
Visit the followings sites and see how they apply to the questions above: