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Custom designed card game/learning tool. Each card details a hero from around the world and across time.

Introduction

Heroes change the world. We need more heroes, but how can we teach heroism? The best place to start is with kids. Mainly because they're willing to change - unlike most adults.

I'm a big fan of learning through play, so I've created this deck of cards featuring heroes from around the world. When kids play with the cards, they're exposed to the attributes of heroism, examples to follow, and people to be inspired by.

These cards can be used for collecting games, trumping games, and guessing games. I've included two sets of instructions to get you started, but the fact is, every group that's used the cards has started playing their own game.

I've got a limited run of the cards in the hands of kids around the world. They've all enjoyed them (as well as their teachers and parents), so now I want to launch them fully. That's where you come in.

The Background

I've been teaching kids to be heroes (The Hero Construction Company) for five years and since day one I've wanted to be able to leave a card game behind so the kids can keep the ideas fresh in their minds. Well, here it is - I finally put it all together. The Hero Deck is aimed at teachers, but the game is fun for anyone. If you want your kids to be learning about heroes and the things they do, then this is the game for you.

For Teachers

Do you have five minutes spare after a lesson?  Bring out the Hero Deck.  Students (and teachers) love playing this addictive card game.  The bonus is that they’ll be learning as they play.  In no time, your students will be able to recall which heroes were active during World War II, which were born in Australia, and which have the highest ratings in Selflessness.

To get the most use out of the Hero Deck, consider using them as a launching pad for lessons in virtually any subject. These cards feature 52 heroes from around the world with biographical details and ratings in each of the Heroic Attributes.

Check out the Hero Deck page for information on how you can use the cards every day in class.

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    Get 10 randomly chosen cards from the Hero Deck. Maybe you'll get Nelson Mandela. Maybe you'll draw Amelia Earhart. Or maybe you'll pull the most powerful card of them all - Irena Sendler. ** Free Shipping Anywhere in the WORLD

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    Get five 1" hero buttons. Each button is different - each will show others that you support building heroes - and that you're a hero yourself. ** Free Shipping Anywhere in the WORLD

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    One Hero Deck will head your way. That will let you play with four or five of your friends. If you're a teacher, it's a great introduction to see how your kids will like it. HINT: They'll get addicted in no time. ** Free Shipping Anywhere in the WORLD

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    Get a Hero Construction Company drink bottle. Sturdy stainless steel bottle in orange with the company name in black. Show your support while feeding your thirst. (AND get a Hero Deck - of course) ** Free Shipping Anywhere in the WORLD

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    Enjoy a 5oz jar of hand-made Hero Construction Company candy in our official flavor - chocolate orange. The candy comes from Oh My Lolli! (ohmylolli.com) - but you can only get this flavour here. (AND get a Hero Deck - of course) ** Free Shipping Anywhere in the WORLD

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    The Classroom Set - that's five decks, allowing for 30 students (and teachers) to play. ** Free Shipping Anywhere in the WORLD

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    The DELUXE Classroom Set. Same as the normal class set, plus 30 1" buttons for students to wear. The buttons act as a reminder and pledge of heroism. ** Free Shipping Anywhere in the WORLD

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    Get a one-hour video call from me to your classroom to get your kids on the path to learning heroism through the Hero Construction Company program.See theherocc.com for details. This includes a Deluxe Classroom Set. ** Free Shipping Anywhere in the WORLD

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    MICHIGAN ONLY - Get a classroom visit from me to get your kids on the path to learning heroism through the Hero Construction Company program. See theherocc.com for details. (Normally valued at $250 alone) This includes a Deluxe Classroom Set.

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