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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.

Take a Closer Look at Primary Sources


Exploring Primary Sources from The National WWII Museum

There are a lot of ways to learn history: reading books about a certain time and place, watching videos about a past event, traveling to a different part of the world.  When you visit a museum—or in this case a museum’s website—you come in contact with actual pieces of history.  Those pieces of history are called Primary Sources.  They come in the form of artifacts, archives, and oral histories.  When you explore primary sources from WWII, you get to see what people saw 70 years ago at a very interesting time in world history.

Follow the links below to start your exploration of some of the documents in the Museum’s education collection.  You might be surprised by what you find.



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