A note from Joan
We have appreciated your many requests for characters and are
very pleased to announce our Illinois Common Core Role Models for the 2018-19
school year: BEN FRANKLIN: Scientist,
Inventor and Founding Father (extended due to demand!) and MARTIN LUTHER
KING: Civil Rights Leader. These compelling programs will directly complement
your K-8 Common Core curricula in social studies, STEM, character education,
bullying prevention, conflict resolution, ELA and more.
In these entertaining, interactive, multimedia performances, each character
is vividly brought to life from childhood through adulthood, so children see how they developed the character qualities that were needed,
such as resilience, leadership,
empathy, curiosity, courage, self-regulation and optimism, to achieve
their dreams and goals.
HPC's full roster of characters will help children more deeply understand the
connection between the past and the present as they prepare to meet the
challenges of the future. Yes, they can read
about these inspiring figures, and we do strongly encourage students to go to
their libraries to learn more. But if they intimately experience a character's full life, they will gain a
far more personal and deeper insight. They will also never forget.
We look forward to inspiring your students with these extraordinary Common
Core Role Models in history!