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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December 11, 2019

Fresno, California Training

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

January 29, 2020

Fredericksburg, Texas Training

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

February 12, 2020

Alexandria, Virginia Training

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

Sample Lesson

Overcoming Obstacles

Students 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

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Suggested Level

Middle/High School

Suggested Application

History, Language Arts


Medal of Honor Recipient Hiroshi Miyamura will tell his personal story during this special webinar. 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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