following aims and goals permeate all aspects of A STUDY
that the concept of "hero" means different things to different
that people are not born heroes; they respond in certain
situations with an interest in making a positive difference
in the lives of others.
their understanding that heroes come in all shapes, sizes,
ages, religions, races, and ethnicities, and need not be
famous or wealthy.
a heightened awareness of heroic acts within their own culture,
community, school, and families.
that one person's hero may be another person's adversary.
nonviolent and safe strategies for resolving conflicts and
reaching out to make a positive difference in the world.
their knowledge of and share with others the unresolved
story of Raoul Wallenberg, one our nation's four honorary
and analyze individuals within six contexts:
b) the geo-political;
c) the cultural;
d) the socio-economic;
e) the technological;
f) the intra/inter-personal.
whether or not a person is a real hero by placing him or
her in a carefully and objectively researched historical