Celebrating the Unsung Hero
We all know about the heros in our history -- those people who the history books celebrate, who have holidays named for them, or who have inspired countless people through the years. But what about the unsung hero? What about the person who contributed just as much (or more) to a cause? Isn’t it time for us to learn about them too? And WHY haven’t we heard of these people? In this project we will dig into history or into our current time and identify a pivotal or influential person who we haven’t heard of and sing their praises.
Essential Questions: Who are some pivotal or influential people in our community, why are they influential, what obstacles did they overcome, what courage did they show, and why aren’t they celebrated?
Full Project description
Unsung Hero Book Template
interview email outline
Lessons from the Cowardly Lion
What is Courage?
Unsung heroes in history article (Zinn)
Whither Moral Courage (Salman Rushdie)
Speak Truth to Power (Bayard Rustin)
The Clash of Ignorance (Edward Said)
Short story assignment
Flash Fiction : What not to do
Six word memoirs
Father went to war
Last night of the world
More Six-word stories