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myths and heroes : useful links and webpages

Monday, October 13th, 2014


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What makes someone a hero?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Do you need ideas for the notion of myths and heroes?

What makes someone a hero? Is a hero someone who does a heroic act or is it simply someone doing his or her job?

Take a look at this website for some inspiration.

Here you will find a list of suggested heroes from Martin Luther King to Usain Bolt.

There is also a page which deals with what is a hero and another page where you will find descriptions of some the heroes mentioned with their life stories, their achievements, their characteristics and some quotations.

What is a hero? Different students give their opinion:


An inspirational video « There’s a hero in you »

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– This video features the following heroes:
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John Lennon
Princess Diana (Lady Diana, Princess of Wales)
Mahatma Gandhi
Malala Yousafzai
Nick Vujicic
Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Jane Goodall
Francine Wheeler

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Quotes about heroes:

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what is a myth ?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

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A myth is a story that may or may not be true. There may not be records or other proof that they happened, but at least some parts of myths may be true. Some myths may have started as ‘true’ stories but as people re-told them some parts may have been changed by mistake, or to make them more interesting. All cultures have myths and this mythology has been developed over time. Mythology includes the legends of our history, our religions,  stories of how the world was created, and our heroes. These stories have great symbolic power, and this may be a major reason why they survive as long as they do, sometimes for thousands of years.

What is a hero?

Monday, October 13th, 2014

A hero is a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. It can be the main character in a book or a film or a person with superhuman qualities. It can also be a modern-day hero, a person who has performed a heroic act or simply our own personal hero, our role model, who we look up to.




Examples can be:

– a patriotic or national hero (sportsman, politician, human rights defender…..)

– a fictitious hero (superhero or film star)

– an icon or role model (fashion, tv, music)

– a defender of common values

– unknown heroes (war heroes, firemen, rescue workers, charity workers….)

– our own personal hero (member of the family who you look up to)

myths and heroes : a Prezi presentation

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014


Spaces and exchanges : a Prezi presentation

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014


where do good ideas come from : creativity is the key !

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
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–> the idea of progress

spaces and exchanges : population

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Movement of people

– Immigration: how and why it began? Why did people emigrate to the USA, what is the American Dream …..

– Cultural interactions: the movement of people across borders  – Gap year, student exchange programs….


For more information here is another “prezi” to help you find some ideas to illustrate the notion of spaces and exchanges

Some 214 million people are international migrants, living in a different country from the one in which they were born. There are plenty with high-level skills who end up working for at least part of their careers outside their home country.

Some take work they are overqualified for, because it still pays better than what is available at home. This has led to a brain drain from some developing countries.

Watch the BBC 6-minute English report to learn more about global migration

Spaces and exchanges

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

An exchange is when we give in return for something received – this can be anything from money, ideas, gifts, medical or financial aid. Trade, emigration, wars and disasters have influenced the world as we know it today. Our modern-day world is changing quickly and seems to be a smaller place due to improvements in communications and transport. Interactions and exchanges across the borders have become easier and faster.  These different cultural, economic, sociological and language interactions have transformed and characterised our modern-day world – sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.

 We can illustrate this notion with the following examples :

Exchange or movement of money:

– international trade is now much easier thanks to modern communication systems and faster transport. Foreign products are easily available in our supermarkets and on internet. Certain brands are known all over the world. We live in a huge global economy – this is otherwise known as globalisation.

Spaces and exchanges : definition

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

This notion deals with the geographical and symbolic areas that all societies occupy and the interactions between men and different societies. Our world is built on the exploration and conquest of new spaces. The different cultural, economic, sociological and language interactions have shaped and characterised our modern-day world.

 Examples can be:

– Trade (the basis of all societies)

– Working conditions (telecommuting, internet)

– Globalization (the world has become a small village)

– School and education (social diversity / knowledge)  comparison of the different educational systems

– The Internet / social networks…

– the movement of people: Immigration

– movement across borders (Gap Year)