As educators, we find ourselves staying just as active in the summer as we are during the school year. We often continue to work with young people within our communities, our spiritual groups, and our own families, which keeps us active and stimulated, gearing up for the school year ahead. In this edWeb webinar, presented by the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, 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.
How do you teach character? Heather Kensill explored strategies to bring character education to your classroom. This webinar utilized sources from the free Medal of Honor Character Development program and the Recipient’s own words to help students understand character development and to explore concrete ways to build their own character muscle.
Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins told his personal story during this special webinar presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. This interview was an exciting learning opportunity for students. During this webinar, Mr. Adkins discussed what the Medal of Honor means to him and how it has affected his life. He took questions about his experiences and shared his thoughts on character, commitment, courage, and bravery. Mr. Ronald Rand, CEO and President of the Medal of Honor Foundation moderated the program.
Almost a year after receiving the Medal of Honor, a now retired Mr. Morris reflects with Ronald Rand (CMOHF CEO) on Mr. Morris’ acts of gallantry and intrepidity that earned him the Medal of Honor, as well as how his life has changed since beginning his service to this nation as a Medal of Honor Recipient. During this webinar, Melvin took questions about his experiences from teachers and students and shared his thoughts on character, commitment, and bravery.
In this webinar, presenter Tim Smith, 7th Grade Math Teacher in Tennessee, shared how to use the Medal of Honor Character Development curriculum to explore content specific vocabulary, provide a unique context for mathematical exploration, and cultivate the seeds of discovery and invention.
Presenter Dana Maddock, Curriculum Trainer – MOH Character Development Program, examined how the story of Medal of Honor Recipient Reginald Myers can lend itself to a variety of lessons teaching students what it means to be a leader, how to develop their own leadership skills, and how to relate those skills to others through their own written and oral narratives.
In this webinar, presenter Mike Ribble shared the intersections between character education and digital citizenship, and take away strategies that you can use with your own students.
Many school children learn about pivotal historical happenings not from their textbooks but from feature films. Used judiciously, historical fiction can be a rich resource in the classroom, engaging students’ interest and providing educators a ready audience for discussing fact, fiction, and interpretation. When we set living history interviews against the backdrop of big-screen portrayals, especially those enriched with live footage, we can gain context and connection with time periods, places, and events.
For his actions in the October 3, 2009 battle at Outpost Keating in the Nuristan Province of Afghanistan, Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor. Five years later, in this interview with Medal of Honor Foundation President Ron Rand, Romesha reflects on that day and the direction his life has taken since. Now a working civilian, husband, father, and one of the youngest of the 79 living Medal of Honor recipients, Romesha dedicates some of his precious free time to sharing his story with teachers and students.
It’s not just about old guys! History doesn’t happen in books. Bring it to life this year for your students as we approach the 96th anniversary of Armistice Day, the celebration of the close of “The War to End All Wars.” Medal of Honor Character Development Trainer, Heather Kensill shared classroom suggestions to keep this part of our history alive, real, and pertinent for contemporary students.
We all launch into a new school year with enthusiasm and determination: “I’ll get good grades, have perfect attendance”…then reality sets in: This is HARD! How can we engage students in active learning and help them to maintain that September momentum throughout the entire school year? By showing students that they all have within themselves the commitment to achieve anything they want.
Many students struggle when asked to define abstract values like commitment or courage. In this webinar, presenter Heather Kensill shared additional ways to expand and express their understanding of abstract concepts like values.
Patriotism is about much more than flying a flag on the 4th of July or being an American citizen. In this webinar, presenter Karen Wilkins, 8th grade U.S. History at Coleman Middle School in Florida, focused on how the stories of Medal of Honor Recipients and Citizen Heroes can inspire students to put patriotism into action by being active members of their communities, schools, and families.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President & CEO, Ronald T. Rand, interviewed Vietnam-era Medal of Honor Recipient, Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum, Jr., who shared his thoughts on the Medal of Honor and some of his experiences both during his military service and afterwards.
In this webinar, presenter Tim Smith lead a dialogue on how to engage students year-round in recognizing veterans and their sacrifice through service projects, school-wide events, and classroom lessons. This webinar is part of a series of webinars on the free Character Development program developed by the Medal of Honor Foundation with 50 lessons aligned to Common Core standards.
The MOH Character Development Program allows students to use critical thinking skills as they explore primary sources. Students can analyze complex academic language, identify tone and purpose of primary sources, and increase their ability to use primary sources in evidence based writing.
“You can be a hero.” That was the message that Medal of Honor Recipient, Hal Fritz conveyed to the students that took part in a special webinar with their teachers. Both teachers and students had the opportunity to hear the personal story of the Medal of Honor Recipient, Harold “Hal” A. Fritz, who received his Medal for his actions near Quan Loi, South Vietnam in 1969, during the Vietnam War.
This webinar presented by the Medal of Honor Character Development Program (CDP) – a free resource for teachers that includes over 50 lesson plans and 100 video vignettes on the character traits of courage, integrity, sacrifice, commitment, citizenship, and patriotism, based on the Medal of Honor Recipients’ stories.
In the introductory webinar for the edWeb.net Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, presenter Noel Wall, a teacher coach from the Medal of Honor Foundation, began by providing a brief history of the Medal of Honor and its legacy of courage, sacrifice and patriotism. She introduced the free Medal of Honor Character Development Program (CDP), which includes over 50 lesson plans and 100 video vignettes on character traits such as courage, integrity, self-sacrifice, and good citizenship.