Heroes and Their Impact
What does it mean to be a hero? A hero is someone admired for brave acts and good character. The students read about three very different persons who are heroes for their selfless giving to make the world a better place. These lessons explore the idea that the world needs more philanthropic heroes, and anyone can make a difference because everyone has something to give.
Jackie Robinson is a baseball player whose perseverance and strength changed racist attitudes and laws. Participants reflect on Mr. Robinson's actions and make connections to personal actions and to the people they admire today.
Participants identify the attributes of a hero who is acting for the common good. Mother Teresa is a hero for her philanthropic work and character.
Rosa Parks' acts of philanthropy brought a community of people together for the common good and resulted in major social change in her community and in the nation. Participants identify a need in the community and take action with personal responsiblity.