|How do the experiences of real life heroes compare to fictional heroes like Johnny Appleseed, Hercules, or Paul Bunyan? By comparing non-fictional and fictional heroes you will understand the events and issues that heroes confront as they develop their heroic qualities. You should visit some of the hero websites to learn about how heroes have developed their strengths and overcome personal challenges in order to make their mark on American History. Refer to the Heroes Chart Page which contains a list of heroes organized by categories. Your teacher will help your group choose a category of heroes to study. Then your group will make timelines of the historical figures' lives and compare them to timelines of fictional heroes lives.
Myths and Legends
Bulfinch's Mythology Website