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American Heroes

American Heroes

Author: Anita Aguilar

HSS CCS: 2.5
Students understand the importance of individual action and character and explain how heroes from long ago and the recent past have made a difference in others’ lives (e.g., from biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Louis Pasteur, Sitting Bull, George Washington Carver, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Golda Meir, Jackie Robinson, Sally Ride).

ELA CC Standard:

RI 2.6
Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media

L.2.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Cesar Chavez

Ruby Bridges


Rosa Parks

Source: YouTube

Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: Youtube

For the Heroes

Source: YouTube

That hero could be you!

Now that we have read about American Heroes and the differences that they made in the lives of others it's your turn. 

After watching the video For the Heroes, think about the following questions: 

What kind of hero do you want to be?

What kind of changes would you like to make?

How are you going to make these changes?

You are going to write your responses in the google doc that is linked by going to I can be a hero.

You may also draw a picture about your writing when you are done.

When you are done click share.