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  • Heroes Inside and OutFind a Hero, Know a Hero, Be a Hero

  • What is a Hero?In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and favored by the gods

    A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life

    Dictionary.com

  • Our Definition of a HeroA person who is brave A person who does something special A person who puts others first A person who risks his/her life

  • What is a Role-ModelA person who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate.

    A person worthy of respect dictionary.com

  • A Role Model IsSomeone we can look up toSomeone we want to be likeSomeone who has positive qualitiesSomeone who demonstrates to others how to act, think, etc.

  • What is an IdolOne that is adored, often blindly or excessively. Something visible but without substance. dictionary.com

  • What is CharacterThe combination of qualities or features that distinguishes one person, group, or thing from another Moral or ethical strength. Public estimation of someone; reputation dictionary.com

  • A Person With Character:Can be trusted Knows what is right and wrongHas strong morals Will always try to do the right thing Is willing to help others Isnt selfish

  • Whats the Difference?An idol is admired, but maybe doesnt deserve to be

    A role model has qualities that a person might want to imitate, but the person maybe hasnt done anything special

    A hero is unselfish and puts someone else first and is willing to even risk his/her life

    A hero has done something to distinguish him/herself

    Character means you have the qualities necessary to make you a role-model or hero

  • Quotations A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve

    If you look inside yourself, and you believe, you can be your own hero. ~ Mariah Carey

    The hero, in living her own life, in being true to herself; radiates a light by which others may see their own way. ~ Laurence G. Boldt

    Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they've stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments. ~ Kevin Costner

  • Why Do We Need Heroes?To give us role-models To inspire usTo give us courage to pursue our dreamsTo show us that good can triumph over evilTo provide a light for the world

  • References

    What exactly is a hero? When we looked up the word in the dictionary, we chose two definitions. The first one comes from Greek mythology. A hero was a man who had great courage and strength and was favored by the Gods. A more common definition was a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has rished of sacrificed his or her life. Our group came up with our own definition. We feel a hero is someone who is brave. This person has either done something special, risked his/her life for another, or puts others first.A Role Model is similar to a hero. According to the dictionary it is someone who serves as a model in a particular behavioral or social role for another person to emulate. This person is worthy of imitation. When we thought about what a Role Model is, we thought of someone we could look up to. Someone we want to be like, someone who has positive qualities, and someone who demonstrates to others h how to act, think, etc.American Idol is a television show that has become very popular. What does the word Idol mean though? According to the dictionary, it is one that is adored, often blindly or excessively. Something visible but without substance. That doesnt sound very good, yet everyone wants to be an American Idol. Idols might be famous people in music, sports, acting, etc. We like these people because they are beautiful, cool, or talented. When we first thought of the word character, we thought of a person from a book; however, when we looked at the definitions listed in the dictionary, we realized there were other definitions. A persons Character refers to his/her reputation. If a person is said to have a good character, then he/she knows what is right and wrong. He/She has good morals and will always try to do the right thing. This type of person can be trusted and is willing to help others. Selfishness is a word not in his/her vocabulary

    Although these words have a lot in common, there are differences. An idol is admired whether he/she deserves to be or not. Sometimes idols are admired to superficial things such as fame, fortune, and looks.

    A role model has good qualities that we would want to imitate. It is someone we can look up to and want to be like; however, they may not have done anything great or special. A hero goes one step beyond being a role model. The hero puts others first and is willing to risk his/her life for that person. Or a hero has done something that distinguishes him/her from others and makes them seem heroic. Character means that you have all the necessary qualities to make you a role model or a hero.What are the qualities that make up a good character? Some of the words that came to mind were: bravery, courage, unselfishness, respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, honest, strength, and caring.When we looked for quotations about heroes, these are the ones we came up with. We liked what they each had to say about being a hero. Heroes are important. We all like to root for Superman, Batman, and Spiderman in the movies. Although they are not real, they make us feel that evil doesnt have to win. But, we need real heroes, too. We need role models that we can look up to and try to imitate. Heroes inspire us to be our best and they give us the courage to pursue our own dreams.

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