Written Lesson Plans
Helping Kids Become Heroes
Create a Culture of Heroism in Your School
This lesson plan is designed to support English Language Arts curriculum at the grade 6-12 level. By using this lesson in class, you help your students:
Communicate by working to define a difficult word (“hero”) used many ways
Reason & think critically by developing their own theory of what heroism is
Solve problems by applying the principles of heroism to real-life problems in their school
Most importantly, this lesson teaches children how to be heroes. It is based on groundbreaking psychology research and a modern, evidence-based approach to creating real heroism.
Villains vs. Heroes: What’s the Difference?
Helping Kids Become the Good Guys
This lesson plan is designed to support English Language Arts curriculum at the grade 6-12 level. It focuses on a surprisingly difficult question: what exactly makes someone a “villain,” in fiction or in real life? And what makes heroes different?
The lesson will help students:
Analyze what separates protagonists from antagonists in books they have read
Think critically about what really makes someone a hero or a villain—in real life as well as fiction
Make good decisions by understanding how even well-intentioned goals can go wrong
In addition to these academic goals, we believe that this lesson will help your students be more responsible, more considerate of others, and ultimately seek to improve the lives of those around them.