Fairy Tale: The Three Little Pigs Grade: 3rd Estimated Time: 90 minutes
Objectives:Students will be able to name threequalities of a Hero based on theThree Little Pigs fairy tale.Students will be able to identify atleast one person who has heroqualities in their personal life.
A hero is anyone who can and does make a difference in their communities. A hero chooses to help others. A hero is open and is willing to listen to other ideas. A hero is a positive role model for others in the community. A hero is someone to look up to and a person in which you can model their behavior.
Inspired Resources The hero themes is usually associated with comic booksJack Kirby – comic book artist of Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor which have a hero theme. http://www.pigdogproductions.com/jack%20kirby.html http://www.bpib.com/illustra2/kirby.htm Jack Kirby comic strip
Guided Activity:• After writing some qualities of heroes on the board, encourage students to reflect on someone in their life who has these qualities (can be personal or not personal) but must be an actual person.• After reflecting, ask students to write down on an index card who their hero is and what qualities they posses and why they are a hero to them.
Project• In this project, we will use our guided activity hero to create a portrait of them using bright colors and black thick lines like Jack Kirby’s comic artwork. After complete with border, hang in hallway to create a hero “hall”way of fame for supervisors, parents and guardians to view.
Extension and Modification• As and extension to this activity, children can write a personal letter to their hero thanking them for the impact they have had on their life.• Another extension activity could be using the children’s personal hero and making a comic strip about them.
Evaluation:• Informal: Asking questions such as what qualities heroes have and having students compare their index cards with one another so their hero qualities match those which we discussed earlier. • Formal: Rubric