Educators are constantly on the hunt for full-length books that are both engaging and appropriate to student grade levels. How do we find reading materials that can sustain student interest, address relevant themes, improve language skills, and complement lessons we are already using in the classroom? In this edWeb webinar 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.
August marks the 70th anniversary of the close of WWII. What significance does this month hold for adolescents today? The world has changed in many ways, but the values that brought it out of those dark days are more important than ever. In this edWeb webinar,hosted by the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, presenter Cathy Ehlers-Metcalf guided a discussion on August 1945 and what that month meant to the US, Japan, the world, and the future — and why it still matters today. Attendees learned how to increase students’ knowledge of VJ Day with “living histories” and accompanying instructional activities.
As educators, we find ourselves staying just as active in the summer as we are during the school year, continuing to work with young people as we gear up for the school year ahead. In this edWeb webinar, Tim Smith explored ways that the free Character Development Program (CDP) can augment the desire for participation and leadership in our homes, summer groups, and classrooms by providing a direct outlet to involvement and summer learning.