ERIC Number: ED424190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using Stories about Heroes To Teach Values. ERIC Digest.
Sanchez, Tony R.
This digest discusses a method of teaching values by using the lives of heroes as examples. The trend for teaching values is to offer methods of analysis and judgment that lead to answers about right and wrong, better and worse concerning personal behavior and common good. Stories about heroes have been identified as the means of teaching and learning values. Literature about heroes encourage emulation of particular virtues and desirable traits of character. Assisting students to examine the spirit of heroism is to invite them to adopt the spirit and embrace the qualities of the hero. Multi-media products and trade books offer the instructor resources beyond the standard textbook to develop the multi-dimensional qualities of heroes in depth. Resources chosen to teach about heroes should be accurate and balanced, considered carefully in context, and selected from various geographical locations and cultures. (JH)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Values, Values Education
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.