History's HEROES?

What is a hero? section

Your Hero

Who's Your Hero? 

What are the personal qualities and actions which would make someone heroic? Are they qualities anyone can possess? A football hero, for example, can still be considered to be a personal hero but how might their qualities and actions match up against someone like Noor Inayat Khan?

This activity asks you to think quite hard about whether or not your "hero" is indeed a hero, and if so, why? Do you think your hero should have a place in the website? In making you focus on what you admire about someone else's qualities, this exercise should make clearer what your own values are.

This activity asks you to create a presentation about someone you consider to be a hero. When you have finished, you have the opportunity to submit your presentation to be published on the E2BN website.

To create a presentation, use one of the tools below, already available on the site.

The best way to approach using all these tools is with careful preparation. Find out exactly what the tool requires you to do, before you start to use it. In all cases, bear in mind that you are not just giving information, but should be aiming to present it in an attractive and engaging way.

E2BN tools:

Your Heroes: this allows you to publish information about your hero to this site. The format is similar (but not quite the same) as for the heroes that E2BN has already published. BE AWARE: once you submit your work, you can't change it - in fact, it will vanish! (It will have gone to E2BN to be moderated and will not appear until it's up on the E2BN site). Neither will you be able to save your work before submitting. To avoid frustration, write down everything you want to say so that you can cut and paste it into the "Your Hero" form in one session. Also, have any images you wish to include ready to attach.

Speech Maker: allows you to write and make a speech. This tool is great for making a case for your hero, for "talking him or her up"! Once you've made your speech, you can create a link to it, or download it to run on your PC or laptop.





Picture Teller: allows you to create a slide show or a short video based on a series of photographs or other images. This is a great tool for presenting information in a highly visual way. Once you've created your presentation, you can create a link to it, or download it to run on your PC or laptop.

 

 

Museum Box: this allows you to fill in "cubes", each having six "faces", on which you can place chunks of writing, images, video or audio clips, or a web link. The idea is that each cube contains a different topic, thus allowing you to present your information in a well-organized and logical fashion. This tool is ideal if you want to present, not just information, but an argument; for example, if you want to put the case that your selected person is indeed a hero. BE AWARE: once you submit your work, you can't change it - in fact, it will vanish! (It will have gone to E2BN to be moderated, and will only appear again, either when it's up on the E2BN site or it's been returned to you). You can save your box while working on it.

Good luck!


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