San Antonio, Texas, has been announced as the host city for the 2024 Medal of Honor Convention.

Medal of Honor Character Development Program

State Standards Alignments

We provide free character development lessons to teachers across the country

The Medal of Honor Character Development Program is a free resource which teaches courage, commitment, integrity, sacrifice, citizenship, and patriotism to students through educationally grounded lessons developed by teachers for teachers. These lessons use the real life examples of Medal of Honor Recipients and citizen heroes to show students how they can put values into action. Besides being engaging for students, these lessons fall into the standards you are already teaching.

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How does the Medal of Honor Character Development Program align with the standards in my state?


Sample Lessons

Exploring the Six Core Values – Introduce your students to the core values of the Character Development Program. During the course of the lesson, they will research, define, and interpret the values of courage, commitment, sacrifice, integrity, citizenship, and patriotism.

What is Courage? – Ask your students to define courage based on specific examples they identify in the stories of Medal of Honor Recipients from the Vietnam and War on Terror eras.

War in Social Context – Challenge your students to examine a country at war across generations of service members. Focusing on Medal of Honor Recipients from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, this lesson gives students the opportunity to compare and contrast experiences of those in the military and on the home front.

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