Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Medal of Honor in Middle School

On the morning commute, I always tune in to Bill Bennett's radio show. Probably the best morning talk on the dial; Mr. Bennett's love of education is the most consistent feature of the show.  This morning he had, as a guest, Col. Jack Jacobs, Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Curriculum Development Project. He described the project, aimed at middle and high school aged kids. It is a cooperative effort between educators, many from Pennsylvania, and Medal of Honor winners. The end result: CMOHF has created a very thorough set of lesson plans which allow kids to explore the individual and civic virtues through the compelling life stories of living MOH winners.  The lessons include video biographies, and detailed lesson plans. To get an idea of what is freely available at the site, find a cut and paste of the curriculum table of contents (which you can access simply be registering free of charge) just below.  Well worth the time to register. This is of use to all age groups, not just the kids! Tremendous.

Curriculum Introduction