Tuesday, March 14, 2023

The Stories of Heroes

“The NVIV (Next Vista Inspiring Video) series of posts are written by Rushton Hurley and designed to provide students and teachers with fascinating discussion prompts.”

In The Stories of Heroes,  Rushton features Bessie Coleman. She was the first African American woman with a pilot's license.

Rushton gives the following prompts to accompany this video:

“The complexity of telling the stories of heroes is a recurring theme as we learn about history. When you think of those you find inspiring, what do you focus on, and why?”


I think it is good for students to imagine something that they might be the “first” at doing. It shows them that the impossible might be impossible. In the 1950s, being an astronaut was just something to be imagined. During horse and buggy days, cars were just a fantasy. Eventually, someone had to be the “first” to get the ball going. 

Please check out the video and think of other prompts you might come up with. Please share.

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