by Emily Hackett, Purdue University Calumet

This WebQuest has 2nd grade students research young people who are considered heroes by many people. The students fill out a worksheet and use the worksheet to create a PowerPoint presentation about the person they learned about.


We have been talking about what it means to be a good citizen. We have talked about what makes a person a hero. Some of the things we listed as a class were: brave, strong, and smart.


Not only adults can be strong, brave or smart. Today, you will be meeting a boy or girl who many people think is a hero. The boys and girls you will be learning about are all brave, smart and strong. It will be your job to learn as much as you can about your boy or girl. Then you can tell your classmates what you learned.