The Medal of Honor Character Development Program
A curriculum resource built on the values of courage, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship, integrity, and patriotism. Its living history videos and accompanying lessons teach students that ordinary people can meet great challenges and make the world around them a better place. Each lesson highlights skills such as writing, collaboration, and critical thinking. With two available curriculum options (elementary and secondary), the resources are appropriate for K-12 students and beyond. Assignments and activities fit efficiently into existing disciplines, time periods, and schedules.
The Medal of Honor Elementary Character Development Program is a foundational resource to introduce K-6 students to the values of courage, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship, integrity and patriotism. A companion piece to the Secondary Character Development Program, the elementary resource provides access points for younger students to understand the values at their level. The lessons use current curriculum and classic stories to encourage students to identify and exemplify these values. Students will find inspiration in the stories of Medal of Honor Recipients, citizen heroes, and community leaders, and by engaging with these stories, they will be challenged to show respect for others and make their schools and communities better places to learn and live.options (elementary and secondary), the resources are appropriate for K-12 students and beyond. Assignments and activities fit efficiently into existing disciplines, time periods, and schedules.[wd_hustle id=”Lessons-1″ type=”popup”]Click here to access lessons[/wd_hustle]
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL
The Secondary Character Development Program offers a series of academic lessons based on the stories of Medal of Honor Recipients and Citizen Heroes. A set of introductory lessons explains the history and background of the Medal of Honor and its Recipients and Citizen Honors and its awardees. Then, the program offers lessons divided into sections based on values. Secondary educators will find examples of content-rich non-fiction, primary sources, and engaging narratives to connect students with history while asking them to think about how they can make the world a better place. Each lesson features individual and group activities, and teachers will find abundant opportunities to extend the lessons with additional assignments, videos, and reading material.
Several times a year, the Medal of Honor Foundation hosts video interviews with Medal of Honor Recipients. Your class can register and then tune in live to hear directly from a Recipient of our nation’s highest military honor. Our facilitator will take live questions from the audience and will also ask questions which have been submitted in advance. You can also access archived versions of all past interviews.
Every year, we offer a limited number of public professional development opportunities. There are two distinct training workshop types: Elementary (appropriate for K-6 educators) and Secondary (appropriate for 6-12 educators). At these free sessions, educators can learn more about the Medal of Honor and the Character Development Program, take part in model lessons, meet and collaborate with other educators, and leave with all of the resources needed to begin using the program immediately. All registration is done online.
Closed School or District Workshops
We also offer a limited number of professional development workshops to schools or districts who would like all of their teachers trained in the materials. We require a minimum of 50 attendees to hold a training, and availability is not guaranteed. If you want to host a session, click below to familiarize yourself with the process. Please include as much relevant information as possible when you reach out.
To find out more about all of the requirements for hosting a training, click here.
To request a training for your school or district, click here.