A Woman of Courage
Students will understand the meaning of courage.
Below, you will find the Elementary lessons of the Medal of Honor Character Development Program. You can search and sort to find a lesson or download a PDF of all the lessons.
For Elementary students, we suggest starting with the Introductory Lessons (Introducing the Character Development Program, Introducing the Medal of Honor, Exploring the Six Core Values, and Honoring Citizen Heroes) and then moving on to grade-specific lessons. There is also a set of Culminating Lessons. To accompany these lessons, our resources include a set of seven elementary-specific Character Club videos focused on the Core Values.
Keep in mind that the lessons are designed to be flexible. We know that you are the expert in your classroom, so we encourage you to adjust as needed: do only some of the activities, swap out the suggested Recipient Living History, or spread a single lesson out over a week. Some teachers build a whole course around the lessons, and others pull lessons to use around Veterans Day. Some schools have fully embraced the program and have it in every classroom, while some teachers use it independently. We want you to find what works for you!Check Out Secondary Lessons
Students will understand what it means to be a citizen of the classroom, the larger community and the country and more.
Students will identify and discuss the importance of commitment in their lives and in the community and more.
Students will identify the importance and symbolism of the Vietnam War Memorial and answer open-ended and closed-ended questions about The Wall by Eve Bunting.
This lesson can be completed by students independently, with optional collaboration in a virtual learning environment.