The topics for this project include the following:
- What are the qualities of a hero?
- Can a hero have too much ego or arrogance?
- How important are our homes?
- What goes into a "Home"?
- What does it mean to "Come Home"?
- Why do military people often have a hard time returning home?
- What are the concerns or problems related to coming home after serving in war?
- If life is a journey, what is the importance of the journey?
To access the Media Center databases:
- Go to the school’s web site:
- Click on Databases
- If you are at home, click on ELM (if you don’t have a library card, get theMedia library card number)
- Select the appropriate database from the list below
Newspapers and magazines
Pay attention to narrowing your search on the right
Magazines, Newspapers, and Academic Journals
Hint: Because these two databases are so large, use many words in your search terms, such as:
Soldiers Returning from War Difficulties
HINT:Consider putting quotation marks around words that should occur together, such as
"Life is a journey"
Psychology Today: "Why We Need Heroes"
Santa Clara University: "Heroism: Why Heroes are Important"
Self Esteem vs. Arrogance
Orma, Dr. Steve: Arrogance is Not the Same as High Self-Esteem
Psychology Today: "The Key Difference Between Pride and Arrogance"
The Importance of Home
The Atlantic: "The Psychology of Home: Why Where You Live Means So Much"
PhychCentral: "The Emotional Meaning of Home"
PhychCentral: "Home and the Meaning of Place"
Smithsonian Magazine: The Definition of Home
Military.com: "Returning to Homelife after Deployment"
New York Times: "After Combat, the Unexpected Perils of Coming Home"
PBS Frontline: "When They Come Home"
The Washington Post: "The Unemployment Rate for Recent Veterans"
Life is a Journey
Liberty Voice: "Life is a Journey; Enjoy the Ride"
Pensacola News Journal: "Life is a Journey, Not a Destination"
Searches only the sites that have been reviewed and approved by a team of librarians, teachers, and research experts