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

Roberto Clemente

3. Affective Goals

The students will:

1. Develop a sensitivity to the needs, feelings, beliefs, and interests of others.

2. Work cooperatively with others for the betterment of their own character and to help improve the health, safety, morale, self-dignity, and self-worth of others.

3. Appreciate the heroes of the past and present and prepare to be a future hero-in large or even very small ways.

4. Display concern and respect for the ideas of nonviolent heroism, humanitarianism, and courage.

5. Become motivated to make a positive difference in the lives of others through a kind word, an outstretched hand offering help, or a nonviolent strategy to solve a problem or conflict.

6. Appreciate the historical evolution of national traditions and values and the roles of heroes in setting national expectations and goals.

7. Appreciate the difference between fictional heroes, cartoon heroes, super heroes, and real heroes.

8. Welcome and celebrate diversity in all aspects of life.

9. Internalize within one's values, actions, and outlook the essence of sound character and heroic traits including: respect; responsibility; civility; empathy; caring; compassion; citizenship; honor; fairness; trustworthiness; honesty; hope; cooperation; independent thinking; fairness and justice; patience; perseverance; tolerance; diligence; good manners; integrity; vigilance; sharing; generosity; forgiveness; responsiveness; appropriate curiosity and creativity; and joy.

10. Recognize and appreciate the many opportunities that arise everyday to make a positive difference in someone else's life. Then integrate into your lifestyle acting upon such opportunities.



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