Lesson Plans

With our team of curriculum experts from across the country, the War Memorial Center education department recently created dozens of new K-12 lesson plans that are offered on-site or can be used remotely for synchronous and asynchronous learning. Bookmark this page and find programs here as we release them throughout 2021. The War Memorial Center offers these education programs featuring the service experience – all with onsite or virtual options for K-12, college, and community members, and of varying lengths to fit your schedule.

War Memorial Lesson Plans

How to Talk to Veterans
Many veterans and military members like to share their service stories with others. Learn how to int…
Duration: 1 Class Period
Grades: 2-5, 6-8, 9-12, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts
Above and Beyond, Gary G. Wetzel, Medal of Honor Recipient
This lesson explores the six core values of the Medal of Honor (courage, commitment, citizenship, sa…
Duration: 2 Class Periods
Grades: 9-12, college, community
“Getting Our Voices Heard,” Stories of Latino Vietnam Veterans
This lesson explores the experience of Latino servicemen in Vietnam, focusing on the question of ser…
Duration: 2-3 Class Periods
Grades: 9-12, college, community
Forging Your Own Path: One Woman’s Story of Lifelong Growth
Students will learn about the life choices that led Yolanda Medina to decline a full college scholar…
Duration: 2-3 Class Periods
Grades: 9-12, college, community
Profile of Conscience and Courage: Carl Zeidler
This lesson explores the notions of conscience and courage through the story of Carl Zeidler, who le…
Duration: 2-3 Class Periods
Grades: 9-12, college, community
Recorded QnA: Gary G. Wetzel Medal of Honor Recipient
Watch this QnA session with local high school students, recorded on National Medal of Honor Day (Mar…
Duration: 45 minutes + discussion
Grades: 9-12, college, community
Recorded QnA: Area Vietnam veterans answer questions from Milwaukee Public Schools students
This program aired live on National Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29, 2021….
Duration: 45 minutes + discussion
Grades: 9-12, college, community
Recorded Roundtable Discussion: The Latino Service Experience
This program was recorded on March 26, 2021, the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the American GI…
Duration: 45 minutes + discussion
Grades: 9-12, college, community

Take a Tour!

The War Memorial Center is the perfect destination for schools and organizations to learn about the sacrifices of Wisconsin’s Veterans. We offer self-guided tours, or, for groups of 10 or more, we provide a WMC guide to lead you through the facilities.

Plan a Program!

We offer standards-based educational opportunities for your students, planned with you around your unit of study and curriculum. We also invite school groups to utilize our venue as a site for appropriately themed programs and performances.

SUPPORT OUR MISSION TO HONOR THE DEAD – SERVE THE LIVING

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

(414) 273-5533
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