Heroes Among Us

Character Development

Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice

The Medal of Honor CDP is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity and citizenship and how these values can be exemplified in daily life. The depth and breadth of our students' insight and reflection after interacting with these materials has been remarkable. We are confident that you will find these resources to be as rich and engaging as we have.
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Lesson Plans

Elementary School

This classroom-tested teaching resource focuses on values. Grade level specific content and activities for kindergarten through sixth grade put courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism into language and behavior that children can comprehend and embrace. Positive role models demonstrate how we can all choose to be our personal best.

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Middle-high school

Courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism infuse these cross-disciplinary lessons with values. Middle and high school appropriate content features non-fiction accounts of Medal of Honor Recipients' and citizen heroes' actions. Assignments for individual and group work, assessment suggestions, and extended activities guide educators and students through this character resource.

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Free CDP Kit

Get the entire Medal of Honor curriculum, including Medal of Honor Recipient living history videos, on DVD or flash drive.

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The impact that this program has goes beyond the classroom and is something that students will carry with them for a lifetime.

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May 09, 2017

Boise, Idaho Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor C...

June 01, 2017

Westbrook, Minnesota Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor C...

June 11, 2017

Alliance for Public Charter Schools Conference

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth (#1100) during the 2017 National Alli...

June 14, 2017

Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth (#3) during the 2017 Texas Associatio...

June 15, 2017

Great Homeschool Conference - Ontario, CA

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth during the 2017 Great Homeschool Conv...

June 18, 2017

Freedoms Foundation Summer Program Seminars

Are you looking for a more immersive professional development opportunity and the chance to earn ...

July 09, 2017

National Principals Conference - Philadelphia, PA

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth (#422) during the 2017 National Princ...

July 13, 2017

Jostens Renaissance Conference - Scottsdale, AZ

The theme for the 2017 Jostens Renaissance National Conference (JRNC) is For What We Stand. The J...

July 17, 2017

McVeytown, Pennsylvania Elementary Training

This training will provide you with all the tools you need to implement the Medal of Honor Charac...

July 28, 2017

Southeast Homeschool Expo - Atlanta, Georgia

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth during the 2017 Southeast Homeschool ...

September 20, 2017

Macon, Georgia Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor C...

September 26, 2017

Cheyenne, Wyoming Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor C...

September 27, 2017

Simi Valley, California Elementary Training

This training will provide you with all the tools you need to implement the Medal of Honor Charac...

September 28, 2017

Simi Valley, California Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor C...

September 28, 2017

Topeka, Kansas Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor C...

October 03, 2017

Monroe Township, New Jersey Elementary Training

This training will provide you with all the tools you need to implement the Medal of Honor Charac...

October 04, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor C...

October 05, 2017

Blacksburg, Virginia Elementary Training

This training will provide you with all the tools you need to implement the Medal of Honor Charac...

October 13, 2017

Illinois Council for the Social Studies Conference

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth during the 2017 Illinois Council for ...

October 19, 2017

PA Council for the Social Studies Conference

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth during the 2017 Pennsylvania Council ...

October 19, 2017

Triangle, Virginia Training

This full day training will provide you with all the tools you need to bring the Medal of Honor C...

October 20, 2017

Texas Council for the Social Studies Conference

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth during the 2017 Texas Council for the...

November 02, 2017

ACSA Leadership Summit 2017

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth during the 2017 Association of Califo...

November 08, 2017

Little Rock, Arkansas Elementary Training

This training will provide you with all the tools you need to implement the Medal of Honor Charac...

November 17, 2017

National Council of the Social Studies Conference

Stop by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation's booth during the 2017 National Council for ...

Sample Lesson

Overcoming Obstacles

The goal of this lesson is for students to demonstrate their knowledge of events that occurred during the 1960's, specifically through a soldier's life during the Vietnam War, and make personal connections to the Recipient.

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Suggested Level

Middle/High School

Suggested Application

History, Language Arts, Vietnam War

AMERICA'S FIRST SECRET HERO: INTERVIEW WITH MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT HIROSHI MIYAMURA

Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi Miyamura will tell his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of honor Foundation. This interview is an exciting learning opportunity for students from 5th grade up.

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I look at and appreciate many things that I did not appreciate before. Most of all I appreciate my freedom.

Middle School Student

Medal of Honor Books

Read stirring tributes to our bravest military heroes who inspire their fellow citizens through their selflessness and character.

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