Guest Author: Dennis Deneberg
February 22, 2007 · Grades 3-6
Dennis Denenberg, former high school social studies teacher, former elementary school principal and former assistant superintendent of schools, knows that children can grow up in a world without real heroes.
In his book, 50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meet, Denenberg and coauthor Lorraine Roscoe introduce students to ordinary people who do extraordinary things.50 American Heroes Every Kid Should Meetcontains short biographies to whet the reader’s appetite and to encourage students to seek out more information.
During the broadcast, Denenberg talks about heroes who don’t wear capes or exhibit super human powers, but have done something to make the world a better place. A roll-in from the grounds of Mount Vernon about George Washington and a “heroes challenge” completes the program.