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New Lessons for Women’s History Month Featuring Female Medal of Honor Recipient, Mary Walker
Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Presented by Cory Etchberger, Regional Curriculum Trainer – MOH Character Development Program
Sponsored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
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March is Women’s History Month. Be ready with new lesson plans highlighting the courage and commitment—and the controversy—of Mary Walker, our country’s only female Medal of Honor Recipient. Learn surprising details about Walker and her groundbreaking actions so that you can inspire your students to venture out on their own unique paths with courage and commitment. This webinar also will introduce new lessons aimed at elementary school students as well as new lessons focused on those in middle and high school.
- Explore the extraordinary life of Mary Walker, a beacon for gender equality in the midst of our divisive Civil War
- Recognize real-life examples of commitment and tenacity in the face of repeated rejection
- Understand the micro and macro effects of real moral and physical courage
- Discover new ways to engage K-12 students with the Character Development Program in 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.”