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Lesson E-UIV-L1: A Fireboat and Its Heroic Adventures

Unit IV: 9/11
Grade Levels: 3–5
Time: 45–60 minutes

Students read the book Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman and discuss the boat’s history and the heroism of its crews and actions. Students explore the concept of a hero and demonstrate an understanding that everyone has the potential to be a hero. (Grades 3–5)