Mission: Hero Part 2 Mentor Guide


Mission: Hero Part 2 is the second unit of a two part class.  It is written to be used in a cooperative or commonwealth school that meets one day a week for two hours.  Although, it can be adjusted to a home school setting.  It provides 15 weeks’ worth of material.   Part two picks up at World War I and cover events including the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War. Scholars will gain an understanding of past events that shape our current social, political, and world environment.

Scholars are encouraged to discover their mission while developing scholar skills.  They will participate in and lead class discussions, read and dissect classic literature and historical documents, debate with their fellow scholars, learn to write effectively, prepare and deliver in-class presentations, conduct interviews, memorize historical quotes, make an impact on their community, and much more.  In the end they will gain an understanding of their own mission and the great impact one person can make in fighting for equality, freedom, justice, and liberty.


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This 220 page mentor guide includes plans, ideas, and materials to conduct an engaging weekly class for 15 weeks.  This includes nearly 100 pages of lecture notes, simulation scripts, and classroom ideas in the Weekly Preparation Hints and Helps portion. Each class period is outlined and resources are provided for simulations, class activities, debates, presentations, writing guidance, book and primary source discussions, lectures, and more.  The material will have your scholars looking forward to class time each week.  Thorough descriptions and aides are included through each step of the curriculum.  


The accompanying scholar binder complements the mentor binder and helps the scholar to become self-reliant in their studies. It contains the class requirements list, weekly scholar challenges, explanations of the assignments, WWII timeline, book dossiers, primary source study pages, multiple worksheets, maps, and more.


Scholars will work to complete the following class requirements:

Book and Book

-All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque*

-Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley

-The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

-The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

-Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

-Hiroshima by John Hersey

-Seven Miracles That Saved America by Chris Stewart and Ted Stewart (Chapters 6 and 7)

*no book dossier required


Primary Source Studies

-“In Flander’s Field” by John McRae*

-Fireside Chat from Franklin D.

-The Six Leaflets of the White Rose

-We Shall Fight on the Beaches speech by Winston Churchill

-Infamy Speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt

-Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Letter to the Troops on D-Day

-Statement Announcing the Use of the A-Bomb at Hiroshima by Harry
S. Truman

-Imperial Rescript on Surrender by Emperor Hirohito

-Tear Down This Wall speech by Ronald Reagan

*no study page required

Complete at least one devotional and Hero Journey Investigation

-Write and revise a persuasive essay

-Memorize three selected quotes

-Watch two WWII movies (per mentor approval)

-Complete vocabulary assignment

-Complete timeline assignment

-Complete Hero Stories assignment

-Complete Community Hero Project and report to the class

-Fully participate in the Nuremberg Court Trial simulation

-Fully participate in a team debate

-Complete notetaking exercises on WWII leaders and lectures

They will also participate in an Oxford-style team debate, war crime court simulation, class discussions, and multiple class simulations, including D-Day and the attack on Pearl Harbor.


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