Who’s YOUR Hero? . Eng 101 Hero Group Presentation. Modern Heroes.
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Eng 101 Hero Group Presentation
As children we all had our favorite superheroes. We loved them, worshipped them, pretended to be them, dressed like them and even talked like them. Now that we’re adults, we are all too well aware that heroes are in high demand but can rarely be found. The overwhelming ugliness found everywhere in the world today has desensitized us to the point where hardly anything seems shocking or repulsive anymore. Luckily, we don’t need superpowers or a cape to make a difference in the world. To accomplish heroic acts, all we need is a willing mind and a willing heart. Many of the courageous, self-sacrificing people that we will learn about today are considered modern heroes. They have all proven that an ordinary person can achieve extraordinary feats and make a difference in the lives of others.
Brainstorm heroes in your life – real people that you know (community members, parents, teachers, etc.) AND celebrities who are inspirational.
What do all of these heroes have in common?
Caring / Loving
Please complete the pre-reading worksheet as we watch the next two video clips about modern heroes.
Mother Theresa Princess Diana
Pope John Paul II John F. Kennedy
Hilary Clinton Rosa Parks
Nelson Mandela Albert Einstein
Bono (lead singer of U2) President Obama
Franklin D. Roosevelt Helen Keller
Oprah Winfrey Anne Frank
Jane Addams Florence Nightingale
George Washington Susan B. Anthony
Muhammad Ali Walter Payton
Angelina Jolie Christopher Reeve
Create an entry on Noodle Tools (online bibliography) to keep track of your CREDIBLE sources
Annotate each entry on Noodle Tools
write 2 paragraphs for each source, summarizing the article and explaining how it will be used in your presentation
Must include at least FOUR (4)credible sources for the famous hero
Must include at least TWO (2) different types of sources (website, print - newspaper, magazine article, book, etc.)
Contact the hero (email/phone) to set up an interview – do this ASAP!
Record notes while you interview him/her
Cite and annotate the interview in Noodle ToolsStep Two – Conduct Research
Group members should dress up, prepare a formal outline to follow, use note cards, and prepare a visual aid for their presentation!
Each group member will discuss one section of the presentation
The presentation will be 6-10 minutes in length and will include the following:
Group Member #1: Present an introduction including a hook , thesis statement, and preview
Group Member #2: Discuss heroic trait #1 and how BOTH heroes possess this trait (research/citations/interview information)
Group Member #3:Discuss heroic trait #2 and how BOTH heroes possess this trait (research/citations/interview information)
Group Member #4: Discuss heroic trait #3 and how BOTH heroes possess this trait (research/citations/interview information)
**NOTE: In the body of your speech, you may want to use biographical information, personality traits, awards or accomplishments, influences on you or influences on society to further prove that your selected person is indeed a hero
Group Member #1: present your visual aid and conclude the speech with a re-stated thesis and memorable closeStep Three – Present your Heroes
Select group members wisely based on effort, likeability, common goals, and similar heroes
Brainstorm, conduct initial research & make a final decision
Set up an interview for your local hero
Research your famous hero; find 4 credible articles and annotate each
Interview your local hero
Create a Noodle Tools bibliography page & write two annotation paragraphs per source
Type a rough draft outline and peer edit
Create a professional & high-quality visual aid (pictures, research, etc.)
Revise your outline and make adjustments accordingly
Discuss roles within the presentation
Write note cards
Practice, Practice, Practice and get feedback
Present a strong verbal and nonverbal message
On the day of your presentation, turn in: the final (typed) outline, the bibliography and annotations, the visual aid, all note cards
Noodle Tools: The Electronic Annotated Bibliography
What is an “annotated bibliography”?
Whenever you do research, you must give credit to the sources where you found your information. Using good sources shows that your presentation is well researched and credible.
A bibliography lists the citation information for each source (Where is the source published? How can I, as the reader, locate your source?).
Each Source must be ANNOTATED:
1st Paragraph: Summarize the facts that each source contains. Only focus on the important facts that prove your person is a hero.
2nd Paragraph: Explain how you will use these facts in your speech to prove your thesis. (Remember: thesis = why your person is a hero). So you might say, “Because my hero donated 1 million dollars to charity, she is generous. This proves she is a hero because…”
Main Point 2 – Heroic Trait #2
(follow the same TEA format)
Main Point 3 – Heroic Trait #3
(follow the same TEA format)