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Sacrifice: Medal of Honor Recipient Leroy Petry

Suggested Grade Level

Suggested Values

Suggested Subject Matter

6 Sacrifice English/Language Arts/Social Studies

Objectives
Students will:
• Define the word sacrifice
• Provide examples of sacrifice in their communities and lives
• Describe sacrifices they have made in their own lives
• Describe reasons sacrifice is valued in society

Category: Junior

Core Value Focus: Sacrifice

Recipient Focus: Leroy Petry

Introductory Activity:
Show different Google Slides of the amputees and lead them into discussion about what the amputees
have in common. Lead them to understand that all of them gave up a part of themselves for the greater
good of their country or their military brethren.

Small Group Activity: Reading about Leroy Petry

Concluding Activity:
The teacher will read the book The Giving Tree to the students. After reading the book, the teacher
will lead a whole group discussion about the book. Questions that will be asked include:

1. How did the tree show sacrifice?
2. What happened at the end of the story to the tree?
3. What is the ultimate sacrifice?
4. Is sacrifice a way to show love?
5. Why do people sacrifice?
6. Have you seen someone sacrifice for someone else?
7. What is a sacrifice that you could do?
8. Does sacrificing make you a hero?

Assessment: teacher observation

Extended Activities:
Show YouTube clips identified below under Resources
Brainstorm ways that students can show sacrifice in their own lives (fundraiser, volunteering, etc.)

Resources:
Big Hero Six My Sacrifice
Sacrifice Disney Clips
Teaching Introduction to Sacrifice with Disney Clips

Quotes on the focus core value:
“Think about the past and consider the sacrifices men and women in the military have made for us.”
  - Gary G. Wetzel, Army-Vietnam War

“Millions have served in the military and made sacrifices, and most have gone unrecognized.”
  - George E. Wahlen, Navy-World War II