Plan for your class to tune in for a live interview (or watch the on-demand recording) with Medal of Honor Recipient Gary B. Beikirch.
This webinar presentation utilized sources from the free Medal of Honor Character Development program and the Recipient’s own words to help students understand character development and to explore concrete ways to build their own character muscle. Ms. Kensill also introduced tips for challenging students to develop the core values that inspire contribution and confidence.
Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This interview was an exciting learning opportunity for students. In the East Room of the White House on September 15, 2014, President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Adkins, a highly decorated Vietnam Veteran.
It is easy to see how character education fits well within the disciplines of literature and history, but is it possible to find meaningful ways to utilize this program in a science or math class? Yes! The depth and richness of the Medal of Honor Character Development Program can be a vehicle to take lessons of service and courage into the world of numbers and scientific discovery.
Many school children learn about pivotal historical happenings not from their textbooks but from feature films. Used judiciously, historical fiction can be a rich resource in the classroom, engaging students’ interest and providing educators a ready audience for discussing fact, fiction, and interpretation.
Many students think that “veteran” is synonymous with “old.” They may also think that “Medal of Honor” is only a video game. History doesn’t happen in books. Bring it to life this year for your students as we approach the 96th anniversary of Armistice Day, the celebration of the close of “The War to End All Wars.”
We all launch into a new school year with enthusiasm and determination: “I’ll get good grades, have perfect attendance”…then reality sets in: This is HARD! How can we engage students in active learning and help them to maintain that September momentum throughout the entire school year?
Many students struggle when asked to define abstract values like commitment or courage. Artistic expression is as varied as the artistic talent of our students, so everyone can succeed at these projects.
Patriotism is about much more than flying a flag on the 4th of July or being an American citizen. Stories of Medal of Honor Recipients and Citizen Heroes can inspire students to put patriotism into action by being active members of their communities, schools, and families.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President & CEO, Ronald T. Rand, interviewed Vietnam-era Medal of Honor Recipient, Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr., who shared his thoughts on the Medal of Honor and some of his experiences both during his military service and afterwards.