History's HEROES?

What is a hero? section

Hero or Celebrity

  • 'Heroic keeping not enough to stop goals' (Dec 28 2009).
  • 'Heroic rescuers save whales.' (Dec 8th 2009)
  • 'David Beckham is a hero, he is my hero.' (July 4th 2005)

We all have our heroes - sportsmen and women, actors and actresses, pop singers, even business people (think of Steve Jobs). We can all think of people who have made a great impression on today's world - Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi.

But are these people heroes, or merely celebrities? Some of the site's heroes were celebrities of their day, so being a celebrity does not prevent you from being a hero. But neither does being famous make you a hero.

The word 'hero' is used almost daily in newspaper and magazines. Download our magazine page (below) and see which articles you think are about heroes and which are about celebrities or even ordinary people doing good deeds! You can use the hero template, also attached below, to help you record your opinions.


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application/pdf File description: Worksheet
Filename: worksheet.pdf

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