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Honoring Memorial Day with Your Students: A Personal Perspective on an American Holiday
Wednesday May 25, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Cory Etchberger, Regional Curriculum Trainer – MOH Character Development Program
Sponsored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
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As Memorial Day approaches it is important for us to pause and think about the ultimate sacrifice that many of our service members, and their families, have made. Learn more about the true meaning of this American holiday and to find ways to honor the day with your students. This session featured lessons, activities, and videos you can use with your students on Memorial Day or any day.
- Better understand Memorial Day
- Learn about Gold Star Families
- Examine the lives of some of our fallen heroes and how to honor their legacy with students
- Discover new ways to observe the holiday in and out of the classroom
Cory Etchberger joined the MOH Character Development Program as a Regional Curriculum Trainer in 2015. He has taught science at the middle and high school levels, and college biology. He is the youngest son of the Air Force’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient, Chief Master Sergeant Richard Etchberger and also serves as the Academic Director for the Medal of Honor Legacy Program at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, PA. Cory contributed to his father’s biography, At All Costs, which was published in May 2015.
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.”