Teaching American History and the Medal of Honor Legacy

Medal of Honor Flier

Founded in 1949, the Freedoms Foundation is a national, not-for-profit, non-partisan, non-sectarian organization.
The Freedoms Foundation provides a wide range of educational programs for students and teachers that include
U.S. history, leadership, constitutional rights, citizen responsibilities, student entrepreneurship, and the free
enterprise system. The Freedoms Foundation is located on an 85-acre campus adjoining Valley Forge National
Historical Park. Since 1965, more than 11,000 teachers have participated in Freedoms Foundation’s graduate
education programs.

  • Meet living Medal of Honor Recipients who will share their experience
  • Topics include World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan
  • Five days of scholarly lectures and pedagogy discussions
  • Visit historic sites at Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the
  • Declaration House in Philadelphia
  • Receive resource materials and training for use of the Medal of
  • Honor Character Development Program
  • Visit the Freedoms Foundation Medal of Honor Grove and Archives
  • Network with teachers from around the country
  • One graduate credit hour included and additional credit hours are only $135 each
  • Private rooms and most meals included

You can also apply online
visit our website at
For more information:
Phone: 800.896.5488 x234
Fax: 610.935.0522
E-mail: education@ffvf.org


1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project Online

The Wisconsin Historical Society recently released a free online collection about the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project at   www.wisconsinhistory.org/freedomsummer

Besides thousands of archival documents from COFO, CORE and SNCC and papers from dozens of individual activists, the site includes a downloadable Powerpoint about Freedom Summer and a PDF Sourcebook of key documents for teachers. Although focused on 1964, the online archive also contains many items dating back into the 1950s and forward to the end of the 1960s, so it’s useful for general civil rights movement research, too.

As the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer approaches, we want teachers, students, historians, librarians, museum curators, the media, and anyone else to use these primary sources for their programming.


Michael Edmonds
 Deputy Director,
Library-Archives Division
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State St.
Madison, WI  53706
Web site: www.wisconsinhistory.org