Students, since we have begun our hero unit with the reading of Harry Potter and The Hobbit, I would like to open up discussions on the essential question: What makes a hero? Using the short documentary BoatLift, An Untold Story of 9/11 Resilience to guide your thinking, please craft a well-detailed paragraph and include the following elements:
What is your definition of a hero? Include the qualities and what a hero means to you.
When you watched the video, what struck you (stood out for you) about the boat captains/workers?
What particular images demonstrated heroism?
In their own powerful words, the boat captains/workers narrated the events from that day. What is one stand-out thing you remember from what was said?
After watching the video, I….(finish the sentence)
Begin your paragraph with a creative lead-in sentence and end with a concluding sentence that sums up all your ideas. NO repeating the first line, or saying in conclusion, or that is why…think!