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Sign Up Your Class For a Once-In-A-Lifetime Electronic Field Trip!
Remember Pearl Harbor—How Students Like YOU Experienced the Day of Infamy
December 7, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. CT
Join The National WWII Museum and New Orleans PBS member station WYES for a live student webcast focusing on the events of that momentous day. Remember Pearl Harbor—How Students Like YOU Experienced the Day of Infamy will give students from across the country the chance to watch live as two student reporters deliver updates from New Orleans and Hawaii.
Produced for students in grades 5-8
Participate through real-time Q&A and live polls
Features on-the-scene reporting from students with survivors and witnesses of the attack
Explore historic locations and museums, including the USS Arizona Memorial, the Pacific Aviation Museum, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and The National WWII Museum
FREE to all registered classrooms
Each month the Museum will feature a standout classroom participating in Get in the Scrap! Get in the Scrap! is a national service learning project about recycling and energy conservation, inspired by the scrapping efforts of students during World War II. Each class featured has done stellar work to make a difference in their school, […]
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Teachers, December 7th is only one week away—the 75th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. How will you commemorate this important anniversary and remember the “day of infamy” in your classroom? Join The National WWII Museum and New Orleans PBS member station WYES for an interactive webcast focusing on the events of […]
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During WWII many factories changed their production from peacetime to wartime products. One General Electric factory in Cleveland, OH, went from making Christmas lights to a top-secret electronic device protected by security surpassed only by the Manhattan Project and the D-Day invasion of Normandy. From 1939-1942 radar researchers in England tested a variety of devices […]
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The War in the Pacific Classroom Resources
From the Collection to the Classroom Volume 1: The War in the Pacific is a multimedia resource for teaching middle and high school students the history of World War II. In addition to primary source-based lesson plans, which align with the Common Core State Standards and National Standards for History, the curriculum includes topical overview essays, reference materials, and two introductory essays and a video from a World War II scholar. A rich array of resources—from archival documents, photographs, and artifacts to oral histories, maps, and videos from the Museum's collections and galleries—also accompany each lesson plan and overview essay.
Visit the website to view and download classroom materials on the War in the Pacific.
Commemorative events in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks, which launched the United States into the midst of World War II, will take place at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, beginning with December 6 film screening of Tora! Tora! Tora! On December 7, the day of the anniversary, a full schedule of special events will include a daytime commemoration ceremony with daughters and sons of Pearl Harbor, an evening lecture by author Ian Toll, the newly updated special exhibit Infamy, and a display of ship models representing the six Japanese aircraft carriers that launched the attack, on loan from master model maker Dave McVey.
Can't make it to the Museum? Watch the ceremony live.