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Medal of Honor Web Quest

Suggested Level

Suggested Applications

Middle and High School Language Arts

Objectives
Students will:
• Research Medal of Honor websites.
• Describe the origin and history of the Medal of Honor.
• Annotate a Medal of Honor recipient’s information.
• Use the Internet to obtain information.


Introductory Activity:
The teacher will ask students if they have ever earned an award, medal, certificate, or ribbon,
or been recognized in a positive fashion in some other way. Have students explain how they felt
about the award. Ask students if they have ever heard of the Medal of Honor. Review the Medal
of Honor Web Quest sample worksheet with students.

Small Group/Individual Activity:
Students will complete the web quest worksheet.

Whole Group Activity:
Students will review the answers to the Medal of Honor web quest worksheet.

Concluding Activity:
Students will prepare a brief essay to address the following:
Explain what stood out in the web quest activity.
Explain what was the most surprising fact found.
Explain the purpose of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Assessment:
Student worksheets/web quest information

Resources:
Medal of Honor web quest worksheet
http://www.history.army.mil/moh/
http://www.cmohs.org

Quote: "In combat, acts of valor come from aiding and defending comrades." - William R. Chavette, Navy-Korean War

Download lesson to view the Medal of Honor Webquest Worksheet.