The Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation offers a free curriculum resource which is based on the stories of Medal of Honor Recipients and Citizen Heroes. These inspiring stories are used to begin discussions about values like courage and sacrifice, explore events in our nation’s history, and offer opportunities for reading and analyzing text.
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Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Masters degree in Reading. She has taught first-, second-, and fourth-graders in the public schools, as well as a variety of courses in Elementary Education at the collegiate level. Additionally, she has taught writing and literature classes for the homeschool community. For the last 12 years she has stayed home to homeschool her two sons, while also staying very busy testing, tutoring, and collaborating with her husband, Dr. William Eckenwiler, as they provide a variety of products and services through their educational business, The Struggling Reader, LLC. Kristen brings both a wealth of knowledge and a visible passion to all of her workshops.
The Struggling Reader provides testing and teaching materials to assist parents in teaching their children to read, especially those students that struggle. Testing materials are parent-friendly, and empower the teacher to focus attention where it is most needed. Instructional materials are research based and incorporate a multi-sensory approach to teaching.
Sam and Jasmine are hosts of The Sam and Jasmine Show podcast that helps parents improve in their relationship, communication and bond with their children. On their podcast, they have covered a wide range of topics that have encouraged and challenged many parents around the country. They have interviewed many of today’s Christian leaders as it pertains to family (Kirk Cameron, Melissa Joan Hart, David and Jason Benham, and members of the Duck Dynasty Family). Sam has worked for 10 years in child welfare and has worked with over 1000 families in helping them deal with their problems and struggles. He is also a Youth and Children’s Minister at Talmo Baptist Church in Talmo, Georgia. He also has been featured on the nationally syndicated morning show for Today’s Christian Music (Doug and Jaci Velasquez). Jasmine is 17 years old. She is a black belt in karate, an instructor at Hebron School of Karate, a worship leader in her church and is often sought out by those who are hurting and struggling in life.