Unit Overview 

Learners will explore their personal definitions of heroism, compare their concepts to those found in classical literature, and consider ways they can personally practice simple acts of heroism through philanthropy in their own lives.

Service Experience 
Lesson One: Develop a display of visuals produced by the students and the pictures they have brought to class.   Lesson Four: Students will explore and acquire information about opportunities for young people to provide service. As a result of their investigation, students will compile the information into a community resource manual.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Heroism In Literature
Lesson 1 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Identifying qualities of a hero in life and literature will enable students to conclude that heroic figures are often depicted as, but do not need to be, “larger than life.” Through readings and becoming familiar with the characters portrayed in Greek mythology, they will recognize elements of heroism as acts of philanthropy and advocacy for the common good.

Unit: 
Heroism In Literature
Lesson 4 of 4
Grades: 
9
10
11
12

Students will be provided the opportunity to reflect cognitively and effectively upon concepts acquired during the first three lessons by producing a manual of service opportunities within their community. Increasing individual student awareness of opportunities to positively benefit others within their community will be demonstrated through their research and commitment to sharing their manual with members of the local school community and community at large.