Heroes under the microscope

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Heroes under the microscope

  1. 1. Heroes under the microscope<br />
  2. 2. Today we are going to:<br />Consider the different qualities that a hero has.<br />Examine why we seek to create and celebrate heroes.<br />
  3. 3. Think<br />Take a few minutes to think about the qualities that you believe a hero has (e.g. bravery) and write them down. <br />Then write a list of people you think could be described as heroes (e.g. soldiers).<br />
  4. 4. Pair & share<br />Now compare your lists with a partner and discuss the similarities and differences between them.<br />As you go along, edit your lists according to the outcomes of your discussion.<br />
  5. 5. How can you best organise your list?<br />
  6. 6. Heroic qualities<br />
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  8. 8. Why are these traits (qualities) considered to be ‘heroic’?<br />
  9. 9. Heroic people?<br />
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  11. 11. How else could your list of heroic people have been organised and what would that have revealed?<br />
  12. 12. What, then, determines whether we consider an individual, or a group of people, to be heroes or not?<br />
  13. 13. IS the word ‘hero’ overused?<br />
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  21. 21. Does a person’s choice of heroes tells us something about them?<br />
  22. 22. What do my heroes tell you about my values and beliefs?<br />
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  28. 28. Your Heroes<br /><ul><li>Whoare your heroes?
  29. 29. Whatare their heroic qualities?
  30. 30. Why are they your heroes?
  31. 31. What does this say about you?</li>

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