The CPD was designed to teach middle & high school students important concepts resembled by the Medal of Honor. Access the free character education lesson plans.

Symbolism and the Medal of Honor

OBJECTIVESStudents will: define symbolism and identify how it is used in the actual design of the three different Medals of Honor research the changes in the Medals and their ribbons … Read More

Individual Leadership

OBJECTIVESStudents will: define leadership identify leadership traits SUGGESTED LEVEL SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS Middle and High School Social Studies, Language Arts, Citizen Honors, JROTC, Leadership LESSON TIME:One Class Session Medal of Honor … Read More

Overcoming Obstacles

OBJECTIVESStudents will: analyze how events develop and interact over the course of a text evaluate a speaker’s point of view and reasoning identify alternative solutions to a problem SUGGESTED LEVEL … Read More

Exploration of Commitment

OBJECTIVESStudents will: reflect on different experiences that demonstrate commitment define and describe the word commitment recognize commitment in different communities SUGGESTED LEVEL SUGGESTED APPLICATIONS Middle and High School Language Arts … Read More

Visualizing History

OBJECTIVESStudents will: define visualization, cite examples, and explain how visualization helps with understanding define sacrifice and commitment in relation to the Medal of Honor criteria create a storyboard that exemplifies … Read More

Distracted Driving

OBJECTIVESStudents will: identify safe and unsafe driving practices and the consequences of each analyze the events leading to a car crash analyze how actions have consequences evaluate reasons to act … Read More

Cultural Background and Our Perception

OBJECTIVESStudents will: describe the backgrounds of Medal of Honor Recipients analyze the importance of the Recipients’ cultural background in their service identify and describe the characteristics displayed analyze how the … Read More

Dr. Mary Walker: Citizen with Honor

OBJECTIVESStudents will: learn of the civilian and military contributions of Dr. Mary Walker research the past and current regulations of receiving the Medal of Honor examine the definition of citizenship write an … Read More

Suggested Further Reading

Some material may be appropriate only for older students. Please review sources before assigning them for student reading. Click here to download a pdf version of this list. Baker, Vernon, and Ken Olsen. Lasting Valor. New York: Bantam Books, 1999. … Read More


Below are additional documents that can help you incorporate the Character Development Program into your existing Social Studies and Language Arts lessons.   Medal of Honor Living History Guide Medal … Read More

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