This webinar introduced a new, free character education curriculum for elementary students from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This new Medal of Honor Character Development Program contains free lesson plans that are appropriate for students in grades K-6.
This classroom-tested teaching resource focuses on values. Grade level specific content and activities for kindergarten through sixth grade put courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism into language and behavior that children can comprehend and embrace. Positive role models demonstrate how we can all choose to be our personal best.
The lessons are being developed by elementary school teachers across the country and tested in their classrooms. The first 22 lessons have been released on a new Medal of Honor website, and more will be added on an ongoing basis. Cathy Metcalf, the Vice President of Education for CMOH, took teachers through this new curriculum and provide tips on how to incorporate the lesson plans into the classroom.
The Medal of Honor Character Development Program, now for grades kindergarten through middle school, is a resource designed by teachers to provide students with opportunities to explore the important concepts of courage, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, integrity, and citizenship and how these values can be exemplified in daily life. The depth and breadth of students’ insight and reflection after interacting with these materials has been remarkable.
The webinar also included an online tour of the new Medal of Honor Character Development Program website and recommendations on using the additional resources across the disciplines and throughout elementary levels. On the website, you can request the free Medal of Honor curriculum. Visit the new website here: http://themedalofhonor.com/character-development
Cathy Ehlers-Metcalf joined the Medal of Honor Character Development Program as Vice President of Education in 2015 after serving as a Regional Curriculum Trainer. Cathy taught college-level writing for over 33 years in Southern California. Cathy’s father was a World War II Medal of Honor Recipient. Those experiences gave Cathy a great respect for both the Medal of Honor and a passion for service to our Nation’s Veterans.
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The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is a free resource that teaches character through stories of the Medal of Honor recipients. The CDP is a cross-curriculum supplement and complies with National/State Common Core standards. The Medal of Honor Character Development Program incorporates the ideals of courage and selfless service into the middle and high school curriculum to build character and promote responsible citizenship. The program is FREE and includes 50+ lesson plans supported by over 100 video vignettes of the Medal of Honor Recipients themselves, as well as videos of hometown heroes selected by the Medal of Honor Recipients as “Citizen Heroes.”