In this lesson the emphasis is on examining heroism
historically and cross culturally. Ask children to choose any nation
in the world. Once they make their selection, their task is to research
the culture and history of that country to identify a hero figure.
The hero could be or could have been a real person or one based
on mythology (though I would tend to emphasize real people who may
have taken on some mythological overtones). Invite students to discuss
why the hero image is so important throughout history across the
world. Ask students to prepare a display or make a presentation
on what they found.
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