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These lessons can be used in the classroom to explore the role of Jewish Americans in the United States military.

Lesson: Does It Matter That These Medal of Honor Recipients Were Jewish?

Grade Range: 11 – 12

The Medal of Honor is considered America’s highest award for military valor, to be presented to those who have performed an act of such conspicuous gallantry as to rise “above and beyond the call of duty.” Did it matter that these Medal of Honor recipients were Jewish?


Lesson: Comparing and Contrasting Jewish Soldiers on Both Sides of the Civil War

Grade Range: 4 – 6

Thousands of Jewish soldiers served on both sides of the Civil Wat. Identify their differences and similarities in this activity,

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