This is excellent! I am so glad you are taking the time to discuss the nature of heroes with your students. I find that most of my students (Jr high aged) struggle to identify heroic traits, likely because they only learn about heroes but don't engage their ideas.
You might be interested to know that Martin Luther King, Jr. is featured as Hero of the Month over at MoralHeroes.org. My goal at some point is to offer standard based curriculum for hero projects. I'll keep yours in mind. http://moralheroes.org/martin-luther-king-jr
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