Medal of Honor: Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice, 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.
While drawn from the personal accounts of living Medal of Honor recipients, this collection of lesson plans does not glorify or glamorize war. On the contrary, these dramatic “living histories” and the accompanying instructional activities encourage students to consider each concept from their own perspective. The character of these men is what stands out in each story. The Medal of Honor recipients demonstrate and articulate many of the abstract principles upon which our nation was founded in a way that makes those principles very real.
Drawing on the thoughts and voices of several Medal of Honor recipients and Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation board members, this video introduces the mission and initiatives of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Beyond supporting the Medal of Honor recipients and their exclusive Society, the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation is dedicated to educating the broader U.S. public about the meaning of the Medal of Honor today, and the exemplary values of courage, sacrifice, selfless service and patriotism embodied by those who have received this prestigious Medal.
If you are an educator, join the free learning community, Lessons on Bravery and Self-Sacrifice: The Medal of Honor Character Development Program,to stay informed about upcoming webinars, join in on discussions with peers and experts, and gain access to valuable resources.
The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is free and available online and on DVD. Learn more at http://cmohfoundation.org/educational-outreach/erie-project.
Medal of Honor Statistics
Updated archive statistics of Medal of Honor recipients
Adopt a living MOH Recipient
Adopt a MOH recipient. Learn about your recipient and let him know how you feel about him and his sacrifices.
Honor a past Recipient at a local grave
Visit a local grave site to honor MOH Recipients and other veterans that gave all they had.
The CMOHS Scholarship Fund
Help the Society fund scholarships to worthy young people in search of higher education.
Have a Patriotic School Assembly
Have one of the over 100 living recipients come and speak to your school and give the kids a bit of living history to learn from.
Memorial Day Celebration
The day off from school/work is nice but learn how you can pay tribute to those that died for the American people.
Medal of Honor lesson plan
This lesson involves watching or listening to a program called Medal of Honor with Ed Tracy.
Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
In addition to fully supporting the Society’s scholarship program for the children of Medal of Honor Recipients, the Foundation, working with its partner, the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association Education Foundation, will award eight scholarships each year to students enrolled in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps ROTC programs. The Foundation will also award a scholarship to a student studying to become a teacher in science, technology, engineering and math subjects. Included in this STEM scholarship are a $5,000 scholarship and a $1,000 stipend for teaching supplies once the student begins teaching.
Medal of Honor Character Development Program
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 Medal of Honor CDP 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.
Medal of Honor: A Resource for Teachers
Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice
Sample lesson Overcoming Obstacles
Home of Heroes
The National Medal of Honor Museum of Military History