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Getting Started with the Medal of Honor Character Development Program

Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Getting Started with the Medal of Honor Character Development Program

Presented by Javier Martinez, Curriculum Trainer for the CMOH Society’s Character Development Program and High School Teacher

Hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society

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Watch an edWebinar presentation about the free Medal of Honor Character Development Program. This recorded session provides teachers with valuable resources, available at no cost, to bring character lessons to life in their classrooms. Based on the stories of Medal of Honor Recipients and citizen heroes, the lessons are grounded in history and show students inspiring examples of courage, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism. The materials presented can be used in a traditional classroom environment as well as in a distance-learning setting.

Character Development Program Curriculum Trainer and classroom teacher Javier Martinez introduces the Secondary Resource and model ways that teachers can use the materials with students in the classroom. This recorded edWebinar will be valuable for 6-12th grade educators. Upper elementary teachers may also find information of value for their students. Those who join the live edWebinar or watch the recording will have access to all of the lessons and videos of the program free of charge.

 

Javier MartinezAbout the Presenter

Javier Martinez has taught US History, AP US History, and Military History at a rural high school 65 miles west of Chicago for the last 15 years. Javier is also a Curriculum Trainer for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Character Development Program (CDP), which uses the stories of our nation’s Medal of Honor Recipients to teach youth about what it means to live the core values of Courage, Commitment, Citizenship, Sacrifice, Integrity, and Patriotism. Prior to his teaching career, Javier was a Marine Corps Officer and served 10 years in the Active and Reserve Forces.

 

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The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is a curriculum resource built on the values of courage, commitment, sacrifice, citizenship, integrity, and patriotism. Its living history videos and accompanying lessons teach students that ordinary people can meet great challenges and make the world around them a better place. Each lesson highlights skills such as writing, collaboration, and critical thinking. With two available curriculum options (elementary and secondary), the resources are appropriate for K-12 students and beyond. Assignments and activities fit efficiently into existing disciplines, time periods, and schedules.

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