May 2019

Spring is in full bloom and it's the perfect time to sow some seeds of inspiration.

Below, you will find lesson plans curated by the MY HERO staff with links to content from our multi-media library of short films, stories and art. These lesson plans c an be used as essay prompts or discussion starters to d eepen the students' comprehension. Lessons can be used within a single classroom period, or spread out through the month. We hope they inspire your students to create their own media tributes to the heroes in their lives.

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We value your feedback and love to hear how you use MY HERO lesson plans in your classroom. We hope you share your feedback with MY HERO teacher Laura Nietzer.
May Lesson Plans for Your Classroom
A Benefit for MY HERO Media Arts Education
Do you have friends or family in the Los Angeles area? Please let them know about
A Night of Heroes - a benefit for The MY HERO Project Media Arts Education Program . The event takes place Saturday evening on June 8, 2019 , at Moss Theater at New Roads School in Santa Monica.

Highlights include: a breathtaking musical and visual experience by composer Kenji Williams , the presentation of The MY HERO International Film Festival's Sylvia Earle Ocean Conservation Award , and a talk by former child soldier Mohamed Sidibay, who is now a leading activist for human rights.

iEARN - Global Outreach
Students in Moldova participate in iEARN
The MY HERO Global Learning Circle, a partnership with iEARN, gives educators and students from around the world the opportunity to collaborate on the topic of heroes. The current MY HERO Learning Circle includes teachers and students from Moldova, Taiwan, Canada, Slovenia, United States, Sierra Leone, Algeria, Gambia, and Azerbaijan.

Classes have had the opportunity to discuss their ideas about heroes, while at the same time learning more about the culture in each others’ countries. Students will be sharing the story of their personal heroes in the form of stories, artwork and film that are being published on the MY HERO website. The next MY HERO Global Learning Circle will begin in September 2019. For more information, email Laura Nietzer at .
MY HERO International Film Festival
Call for Entries!
2019 MY HERO International Film Festival
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