11th November 2005 at 00:00

The article argues that heroism and virtues differ over time and between cultures. Who do pupils regard as today's British and global heroes? Seek examples, opinions and reasons through questioning, and identify the virtues that the heroes demonstrate. List three virtues (or select them from the "12 chivalric virtues") that society should most celebrate today.

Create a radio story or assembly drama of a "hero of our times", who lives by the chosen virtues (eg an ecological hero?). (National curriculum: virtues, ethics, propaganda, exploitation, social engineering, role of the media in society, individuals who change communities. PoS 1h, 2, 3)


Enquire into or debate: "Heroes are extraordinary people who are exploited for social agendas." Use examples from the article to help explore the issues involved.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now