Beyond the Vignette: Exploring Full-Length Books By or About Medal of Honor Recipients


RedWingsEducators are constantly on the hunt for full-length books that are both engaging and appropriate to student grade levels. How do we find reading material that can sustain student interest, address relevant themes, improve language skills, and complement lessons we are already using in the classroom? Using full-length books by or about Medal of Honor recipients will address these concerns and guide students through an even deeper exploration of character values. Students will learn that often the life stories of recipients are even more important than their actions on the battlefield; they will recognize heroism in real-life people who come from all walks of life and all parts of the country. In this edWeb webinar hosted by the CMOH community, Dana Maddock, Regional Curriculum Trainer for the MOH Character Development Program, reviewed several full-length books by or about Medal of Honor recipients and demonstrated how to select books that will inform — and inspire — you and your students.

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Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice is a professional learning community, hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation that highlights a free character education program that includes lesson plans, video vignettes, webinars and primary source documents for secondary school teachers to use in the classroom as examples of courage, integrity, and good citizenship.  The program is built on the premise that all people have within them the capacity for extraordinary bravery and selfless service.  This program is sponsored by Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

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