This week in English Language Arts we are going to be reading the Greek myth: The Twelve Labors of Heracles (the Romans called him Hercules). The mythical Heracles was considered a hero: this demi -god was strong, he was willing to fight his own battles, and he had no tolerance for people who lacked integrity. He was overcome by 'madness' and realised he needed to redeem himself and ensure his life was set upon the right course. In thinking of this mythical hero, it makes me wonder what do we value in a hero today? Has our definition over time stayed the same, or has it changed? Is a hero still someone who is strong, who can make mistakes and then try t make them better, one who fights against 'evil'? What are the traits of modern day heroes? Who are some of the people we admire as heroic today? This will be our mini inquiry this week. In small groups, you will be creating a visual on the iPads to show what a modern day hero looks like. Let's start with this Padlet....add your thoughts to it in class this week.
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