The qualities of heroes and their impact on a culture will be defined in this course. Students will study their own heroic journey thought the analysis of fictional and non-fictional hero stories. We will work towards a deeper understanding of how the individual can have a powerful impact on our world, and how the heroic acts of individuals can inspire all of us using numerous media (newspapers, magazine articles, and other pieces of non-fictional works). Reading may be drawn from a variety of areas including myths, legends, and contemporary culture. Writings may include personal narrative or memoir writing, persuasive writing, and informative writing.