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.

Teacher Chris Ward

Featured Sessions

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September 27, 2016

Eau Claire, Wisconsin Training

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

September 29, 2016

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 29, 2016

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Training

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

October 11, 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Training

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

October 13, 2016

New Orleans, Louisiana Training

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

October 18, 2016

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania Training

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

October 20, 2016

Irving, Texas Training

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

October 20, 2016

Union, New Jersey Training

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

October 25, 2016

Lewiston, Maine Training

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

October 26, 2016

Little Rock, Arkansas Training

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

October 27, 2016

Houston Texas, Training

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

October 27, 2016

Washington D.C. Training

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

November 03, 2016

San Antonio, Texas Training

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

November 08, 2016

Hollis-Brookline Middle School Training

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

November 21, 2016

Kaneland School District Training

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

December 06, 2016

Monroe Township, New Jersey Training

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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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