Heroes and superheroes

Image: Super Heros by Daniel Slaughter on Flickr

We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to heroes and superheroes, who are fictional characters with superhuman powers. SCIS 1642372

Real life heroes

My Hero

A comprehensive database of stories, images and short films celebrating heroes from around the world. Web pages may be created and published by visitors, to honor heroes from all walks of life. Includes teachers area.

Suggested Level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Heroes throughout history

Looks at real life heroes, throughout history, who helped change the world. Contains information and activities to help explore some of the ideas related to heroism. Includes a teachers section.

Suggested Level: primary, intermediate

New Zealand Heroes

Featuring 40+ short biographies of New Zealanders who have changed or benefitted the world in some way. Working in New Zealand or overseas this range of famous people are the inspiration for achievement.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Super Heroes

Create a super hero

On this site students can create their own super hero. Name it and customise it then send the link to friends.

Suggested Level: primary, intermediate

Superhero Database

A comprehensive database of super heroes, villains and those with super powers.

Suggested Level: primary, intermediate, secondary

Warner Bros kids

Contains videos, comics and games featuring super heroes, some may be read/ played online. Site contains advertisements.

Suggested Level: primary, intermediate, secondary


To discover information on the homework site ManyAnswers, use the search term heroes.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


Encylopaedia Britannica Online offers comprehensive information on hero and superheroes, at junior and more advanced levels.School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Hero girls, by Bernard Ashley, 2012 (junior fiction)
Superman and the poisoned planet, by Matthew K. Manning, 2012 (graphic novel - junior fiction)
Supercat vs the chip thief, by Jeanne Willis, 2014 (junior fiction)

Boy hero saves six from fire, dies. TomoNews US. Youtube.1:45