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.

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Host a WWII Veterans Appreciation Event
at Your School—We’ll show you how!

 Todd Anton’s students at Heritage School honor local veterans at an annual spaghetti supper
Todd Anton’s students at Heritage School honor local veterans at an annual spaghetti supper

Todd Anton, a high school American history teacher at Heritage School in Phelan, California, and a member of The National WWII Museum’s Board of Trustees has organized numerous events to honor WWII veterans and raise money at his school over the years. Through these events, students at Heritage School have collected thousands of WWII oral histories. They have also raised thousands of dollars, much of which Todd’s students have donated to The National WWII Museum’s education department.

The National WWII Museum seeks Partner Schools to sponsor similar events at their schools. If you want to contact Todd with any questions about how he organizes his events, you can email him at todd_anton@snowline.k12.ca.us.

Here’s What To Do:

1. Contact the Museum’s Education Department by e-mail if you are interested in becoming a Partner School by hosting a WWII Veterans event at your school: educator@nationalww2museum.org. The Museum’s Education Department will respond and answer your questions

2. Make a commitment to donate a portion of the proceeds from your event to the Museum in support of WWII education

 When generations meet, stories are shared and new history is made
When generations meet, stories are shared and new history is made

3. Here’s What You Get:

  • A National WWII Museum Partner School banner to display at your school during your event and throughout the year
  • Curriculum instructions for conducting a WWII Oral History Campaign
  • Instructions for how to host a WWII veterans event at your school, including how to publicize your event to your local press
  • A link to your school’s web site on the Partner Schools page of The National WWII Museum’s web site
  • If your school has distance learning capabilities, you will receive one FREE Virtual Field Trip videoconference from the Museum to better prepare your students for their event
  • A DVD copy of the Museum’s award-winning documentary Price for Peace, along with one-time public screening rights for your event (you can keep the DVD for your school library)
  • A DVD with a special message of thanks and support from The National WWII Museum that you can play at your event

4. The Museum’s Education Department will serve as advisor to your school as you plan your WWII Veterans event. We will list your upcoming event on our web site.

5. After your event, send the Museum photos and stories from your event to be posted on our web site for other schools to see.

Send us a list of students who participated in the project and they will receive letters of commendation from the Museum’s president & CEO for their scholarship and college application folders

The sponsoring teachers of your event will also receive letters of commendation from the Museum for their efforts. A commendation letter will also be sent to your principal and your superintendent.

6. Continue to receive WWII-related curriculum materials throughout the year—such as lesson plans, fact sheets, our annual WWII Quiz Bowl PowerPoint, and notices of upcoming events at the Museum

Email us with any questions you have about hosting a WWII Veterans Appreciation Event and becoming a National WWII Museum Partner School.

National Standards wholly or partially satisfied:

TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS

NT.K-12.3 TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
• Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
• Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.

NT.K-12.4 TECHNOLOGY COMMUNICATION TOOLS
• Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
• Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.

NT.K-12.5 TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH TOOLS
• Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
• Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
• Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.

ENGLISH STANDARDS

NL-ENG.K-12.7 EVALUATING DATA
• Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.

NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS
• Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

NL-ENG.K-12.8 DEVELOPING RESEARCH SKILLS
• Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.

SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS

Civics
NSS-C.9-12.4 OTHER NATIONS AND WORLD AFFAIRS

What is the Relationship of the United States to Other Nations and to World Affairs?

• How is the world organized politically?
• How do the domestic politics and constitutional principles of the United States affect its relations with the world?
• How has the United States influenced other nations, and how have other nations influenced American politics and society?

NSS-C.9-12.5 ROLES OF THE CITIZEN
• What are the Roles of the Citizen in American Democracy?
• What is citizenship?
• What are the rights of citizens?
• What are the responsibilities of citizens?
• What civic dispositions or traits of private and public character are important to the preservation and improvement of American constitutional democracy?
• How can citizens take part in civic life?

US History
NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8: THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II (1929-1945)
• Understands the causes of the Great Depression and how it affected American society
• Understands how the New Deal addressed the Great Depression, transformed American federalism, and initiated the welfare state
• Understands the causes and course of World War II, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the U.S. role in world affairs

World History
NSS-WH.5-12.8 ERA 8: A HALF-CENTURY OF CRISIS AND ACHIEVEMENT, 1900-1945

The student in grades 5-12 should understand:
• reform, revolution, and social change in the world economy of the early century.
• the causes and global consequences of World War I.
• the search for peace and stability in the 1920s and 1930s.
• the causes and global consequences of World War II.
• major global trends from 1900 to the end of World War II.

Have you written a WWII lesson plan?

E-mail it to us and we will post it on our
Teacher PX and give you full credit.

 

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