Heroic action can occur as a cooperative action. Each
individual finds and puts courage into action and find encouragement
and support from others trying to achieve the same goal. Sometimes,
cooperation is necessary. For example, one child might not be able
to intervene and stop a bully successfully. But several children
who work together could overpower someone stronger than any of them
individually. Discuss this concept with the children, challenging
them to think of examples of community courage. You could introduce
the following examples if you wish.
The White Rose
The coal miner strikes in the first half of the twentieth century
The Civil Rights movement
Conduct web searches to investigate the importance of group or
Thanks to Harriet Shaklee, Idaho extension specialist,
for suggesting this activity.