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ERIC Number: EJ783612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
In Search of a Hero, in Search of Self
Jolley, Susan Arpajian
English Journal, v97 n2 p23-28 Nov 2007
In this article, the author vitalizes her British literature course by asking seniors to investigate, through an I-Search paper, the concept of heroism. Students research a historic or contemporary individual, drawing on their understanding of heroic literary figures previously studied, and interview family, community members, and others connected to their research. On their journey, the students continually revisit the question, What truly makes a person a hero? (Contains 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A