Teaching Life Lessons Using Stories of Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipients

The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest military honor given for acts of gallantry above and beyond the call of duty. One of our nation’s treasures are our Medal of Honor recipients. Currently, there are 79 living Medal of Honor recipients. However, since World War II, more than half of the Medals of Honor have been awarded to a person who was killed during their act of bravery (posthumously).
This webinar will examine the stories of three posthumous Medal of Honor recipients: Douglas Munro, World War II; Richard Etchberger, Vietnam War; and Michael Murphy, War in Afghanistan. The presenter will demonstrate how using these resources of historical text will help students make connections, link texts with one another, and generate classroom discussions about character, leadership and courage, such as:
What we can learn about character from their stories?
What happened in their lives that led them to their final act of bravery?
What lessons can we learn from these recipients?
This webinar is part of a series of webinars on the free Character Development program developed by the Medal of Honor Foundation with 50 lessons aligned to Common Core standards. Webinar attendees will receive details on how to access the full free Character Development Program, available online and on DVD, that includes over 50 lesson plans and 100 video vignettes on the character traits of courage, integrity, sacrifice, commitment, citizenship, and patriotism, based on the Medal of Honor Recipients’ stories.



November 16, 2015 Online