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by: Marysa M., 8th Grade, Sarasota Middle School, Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Brooks Tracey

Your strength doesn't come from your size or your height, it comes from the kindness inside your heart.

quote by: Lillian M., 6th Grade, Pine View School, Osprey, Florida
teacher: Fran Squires

Artist Statement

I wanted to create a powerful image about how someone could take their extreme disadvantage and embrace it and face it. My artwork depicts an amputee boy who is both running and winning a race against other runners who have both of their legs. My objective is to show how we can use our disadvantages in life and accept them and grow from them. In this case, this boy is embracing the differences he is faced with and using it as strength to win and move forward.

Lesson Plan Connection

Hero’s Journey (1 Class Period)
Textbook Connection: Springboard 8th Grade, Collections 9th Grade
Standards: LAFS RL.1.2, LAFS RL.2.5, LAFS W.1.3, LAFS W.2.4, LAFS SL 1.1, LAFS SL 1.2, LAFS L 1.1, LAFS L 1.2
Coined by Joseph Campbell in 1949, the Hero’s Journey explains the monomyth of the Hero’s Journey archetype. This lesson incorporates the three stages and subsequent steps of the Hero’s Journey.
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