+ Who are some famous people or celebrities? Why are these people famous?
+ There is nothing wrong with being a celebrity, but it takes MUCH more to be a hero.
+ Merriam Webster Definition A person admired for his/her achievements and noble qualities One who shows great courage An object of extreme admiration and devotion.
+ American Hero A hero is someone who is admired for their outstanding qualities or achievements; somebody who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown an admirable quality such as great character or strength of character.
+ Personal Hero It’d be great to be the champion of the World Series or a genius who finds the cure for an illness. And yet, there are those near and dear to us who have influenced our lives in some way…those who have demonstrated great strength, courage, or character.
+ Noble Noble people have a high purpose in life, and act according to what they believe. Noble people can also be identified by their actions, and not just by what they say.
+ Brave Brave people don’t give up. Neither fear, disappointment, nor embarrassment keep them from doing what is right. Brave people are not foolish. Foolish people don’t feel fear, and they often get hurt unnecessarily.
+ American Hero Study You will select an American Hero. Your hero must be someone who was either born in the U.S. or became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. Your hero can be a personal hero or historical hero. Personal heroes will require a formal interview.
+ American Hero Study Research the life of this American Hero in order to prove he/she was brave and noble. Research will be done at school and home. You may use the internet, school, and public libraries. Credible Websites (.org/.edu) No WIKIPEDIA Worldbook Online Books
+ Essay Guidelines Writing of essay will be done mainly in class. Must have 1 page as a bibliography. Must have at least 3 different sources. Essay will be typed using 12 pt. font and double spaced. Write in 3 rd person. Explain the heroic attributes of the subject. Clearly communicates and persuades the reader as to why the subject is a hero. Make sure your “voice” is present in your essay. Be able to describe what a hero is to you.
+ American Hero Study Hero Roll Call Write a 3 minute speech about your hero. Speech will be written in first person. Dress up and present your speech to the class. One 5 th grader from Brookwood will represent the school at the assembly.