About this project
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.
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.
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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