I created this project for our study of Beowulf. However, it doesn't have to be done with that story. It involves selecting a hero, interviewing him or her (taped), writing an essay about the hero, creating an award for the hero, inviting the hero to a hero celebration, and presenting the award to him or her. I am including directions/handouts for each component and even signs that I post on my classroom door the day of the event and on the outside of the school doors. It is always an awesome, awesome experience to watch the emotions that pour out of these kids-and their heroes. They come to realize that a hero is not just someone like Superman. They are surrounded by heroes. I hope it is as successful for you as it has been for me.