Wondering about superheroes

5 Oct

I have written previously about compiling a Heroes unit for a Year 7 class.   As part of that unit, I want my students to read and discuss ‘Destiny’ by Shalini Akhil (available in Alice Pung’s Growing Up Asian in Australia).  This short story is about a girl’s obsession with Wonder Woman, and the way that her discussions with her grandma cause her to make adjustments to Wonder Woman’s attire and skills so as to   create Indian Wonder Woman.

As a follow on from this story, I want students to create their own superhero, reflecting the values and beliefs that are important to them.

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