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Episode 27 — A Hero's Trail

 

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Duration 11:26
Original Air Date Published September 15, 2010

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Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 11

Amelia Earhart completed her solo flight from Honolulu to Oakland in 1935.

Students explore the definition of a hero and use the interactive Venn diagram to identify the most common characteristics of a hero.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 14

Star Wars creator George Lucas was born in 1944.

Students use the Hero's Journey interactive to describe how Luke Skywalker meets each stage of his journey, and then brainstorm other works that use the formula.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Celebrate Heroes

Encourage children to spend a little time thinking and writing about just what makes a hero and who their personal heroes might be.

 

Grades   3 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Summer Superheroes

Calling all caped crusaders! Invite children to invent a story starring superheroes who have summer super powers.

 

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