The following aims and goals permeate all aspects of A STUDY OF HEROES:

1. Instructional Aims
2. Cognitive Goals
3. Affective Goals
4. Inquiry Goals
5. Basic Skills Goals
6. Psychomotor Goals

2. Cognitive Goals

The students will:

Andrei Sakharov

1. Understand that the concept of "hero" means different things to different people.

2. Comprehend that people are not born heroes; they respond in certain situations with an interest in making a positive difference in the lives of others.

3. Increase their understanding that heroes come in all shapes, sizes, ages, religions, races, and ethnicities, and need not be famous or wealthy.

4. Acquire a heightened awareness of heroic acts within their own culture, community, school, and families.

5. Comprehend that one person's hero may be another person's adversary.

6. Identify nonviolent and safe strategies for resolving conflicts and reaching out to make a positive difference in the world.

7. Increase their knowledge of and share with others the unresolved story of Raoul Wallenberg, one our nation's four honorary citizens.

8. Research and analyze individuals within six contexts:

a) the historical;
b) the geo-political;
c) the cultural;
d) the socio-economic;
e) the technological;
f) the intra/inter-personal.

9. Evaluate whether or not a person is a real hero by placing him or her in a carefully and objectively researched historical context. 



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