Free Lesson Plans: K-6 Character Education Curriculum Now Online

Presented by: Cathy Ehlers Metcalf, Vice President of Education, CMOH
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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. In this webinar, Cathy Metcalf, the Vice President of Education for CMOH, provided a walk-through of 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 provided 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: