Education Announcements

The Victory Gardens of WWII

Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII

Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world.

Operation Footlocker

Turn your students into history detectives as they ponder over the origins and uses of these intriguing pieces of WWII history.

2009 Essay Contest Winners

The National WWII Museum asks…

“E Pluribus Unum”
How Then / How Now?

Congratulations to the National WWII Museum’s 2009 on-line student essay contest winners. More than 500 high school students from 48 states submitted essays. The judges had a difficult task in selecting winners. While many were worthy of recognition for their originality, insights, and presentation, only the top three essays were awarded prizes while 38 students received Honorable Mention.

1st Place: Rachel K. Alexander,12th Grade, Saint Joseph’s Academy, Baton Rouge, LA

2nd Place: David Bajjalieh, 12th Grade, William Fremd High School, Palatine, IL

3rd Place: Lucia Tang, 12th Grade, Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park, TX

Honorable Mention  

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