Capturing Life Lessons through Art: Creative Activities to Help Students Embrace Personal Values


Screen Shot 2014-08-15 at 11.48.16 AMMany students struggle when asked to define abstract values like commitment or courage. In this webinar for the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, presenter Heather Kensill shared additional ways to expand and express their understanding of abstract concepts like values.  Artistic expression is as varied as the artistic talent of our students, so everyone can succeed at these projects.  Heather, a Medal of Honor Curriculum Trainer, also presented ideas on implementing the Character Development Program via art-based activities. What does commitment look like on a mural? Where can graffiti meet integrity? How can recyclables represent citizenship? No matter what discipline you teach, this webinar provided new ideas to tap students’ creative energy and enable them to express the values that will enrich their lives.  View this webinar to learn how to engage students academically while celebrating the patriotism of some of our country’s greatest heroes.

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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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