ERIC Number: ED200472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Great Big Sandwich. A Global Perspectives Experimental Unit.
Fowler, Lynda; And Others
This unit focuses on heroes and heroines, and, specifically, on elementary school pupils' perceptions of heroes and heroines. Heroes and heroines are defined as people whose qualities are admired by fellow members of a social group. Because this unit deals with heroes and heroines on a global level, it is stressed that heroic qualities are dependent upon the social values and perceptions of a particular time and place. Major objectives of the unit are to help students develop multiple perspectives and become more willing and able to explore and assess personal values, beliefs, commonalities, and differences. Specific questions upon which students are directed to focus during the course of the learning activities are "What do I think a hero is? Where did my perceptions of heroes come from? Are my views of heroes different from the views of others in my class? and How do my perceptions of heroes change? The document is organized in four major sections, each of which contains three or four activities. Objectives of the respective sections are to encourage students to identify and discuss their perceptions of heroes, to test their definitions and compare their views with others, to allow students to reexamine their perceptions, and to expand student awareness of heroes in other cultures, past and present. Students are involved in a variety of activities, including brainstorming heroic qualities and acts, analyzing stories about heroes, categorizing newspaper and magazine pictures of well-known figures, creating collages, and listing people they admire. For each activity, information is presented on title, introduction, objectives, time and materials, required, procedures, and special considerations for teachers. Handouts are included for each activity. (DB)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Global Approach, Learning Activities, Legends, Skill Development, Social Studies, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Values
Albuquerque Teachers' Learning Center, 712 Girard N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Teachers' Learning Center, NM.