For Educators

For Educators

Our Approach

Place-based education (PBE) immerses students in local communities and leverages local history, geography, cultures, and experiences to engage students in the learning process.

Chattanooga’s rich historical narrative includes the compelling story of Andrew’s Raiders and their mission which led to the city’s national recognition as the “Birthplace of the Medal of Honor.”

The Medal of Honor is our nation’s highest military honor for valor, and through the powerful stories of these ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things, history is brought to life along the MOHHC’s gallery timeline. Many educators, however, are unaware of this history and the educational programs offered at our facility. 

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The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center’s educational programming is made possible by the contributions of organizations and individuals in our community and beyond who believe in our mission and our WHYto inspire all generations to be the best version of themselves. 
Our Teacher Fellowship Program simply would not exist without the generosity of the Fields and Bell families who were instrumental in ensuring the program launched in 2023. Their gifts were made in honor of the late Katie Fields Bell, and the Katie Fields Bell Fellow Award is awarded to an outstanding Teacher Fellow each year. Learn More About This Award and Recipients Here.

Professional Learning

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Professional development sessions designed to help educators improve their teaching skills.

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Professional development opportunity that provides teachers with specialized training, resources, and support.

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Lesson Plans

Detailed guides created by educators to outline the content and structure for a particular class or lesson.

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Materials, tools, and supports for educators to use to enhance their teaching and facilitate student learning.

Schedule a Trip Here

Plan a field trip for your class to visit our Heritage Center and learn about the history and six characteristics of the Medal of Honor.



Support Education

Join us in the mission to empower minds and shape futures through the gift of education.