Learners listen to the lyrics of the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey. They define what a hero is and reflect on a hero's character traits besides courage.
One 20-minute lesson
The Learner will:
This character education mini-lesson is not intended to be a service learning lesson or to meet the K-12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. The character education units will be most effective when taught in conjunction with a student-designed service project that provides a real world setting in which students can develop and practice good character and leadership skills. For ideas and suggestions for organizing service events go to www.generationon.org.
Tell the Learners you are going to play a song and as they listen they are to think about how the lyrics relate to what they have learned and discussed in the last two lessons on about courage. Play the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey (see Materials and Bibliographical References).
Audio of the song "Hero" by Mariah Carey found at http://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/mariah-carey/hero.html
Lyrics to the Mariah Carey song, "Hero" http://www.lyrics.com/lyrics/mariah-carey/hero.html
Mariah Multimedia. Audio and video of "Hero" by Mariah Carey http://www.mariahmm.info/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=22
YouTube of "Hero" by Mariah Carey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWlS8Oerx8o
Lesson Developed By:Betsy Flikkema
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