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Museum Submission

What do I need to do to submit the podcasts to the Museum?


Have your students save their podcasts as MP3 files with a 128 kbps bitrate.  When saving the file, please put school name and selected date (e.g., Lusher 9_1). The Museum cannot accept any podcast that is over five minutes.



How will the public know it my students’ podcasts?

When you submit the audio files, please send along a 1-2 sentence blurb about each podcast.  Students should write these explanations. Two examples are below:

·         December 7th-  Adam, Cook, and Zoe from Metairie Park Country Day School in New Orleans created and educational pod cast on what happened on the date December 7th, throughout the course of World War II.  Not only did the bombing of Pearl Harbor take place on this date, but a number of other pivotal events took place as well.

·         August 4th-On August 4th, throughout the course of World War II, many important events occurred.  The hiding place of Anne Frank and her family was discovered, warnings went out in Japan that the United States was preparing to use the atomic bomb for the first time, as well as other events took place on this date.


You will also want to send along a 1 paragraph description of your school. Two examples are below:

  • Metairie Park Country Day School - Founded in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coeducational pre-kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school.  Country Day firmly believes that today’s world demands more than a traditional education; it demands 21st century skills. Country Day offers an innovative, hands-on approach that teaches students how to think creatively and independently, combined with the high academic standards and accountability found at more traditional schools. In a world in which knowledge and facts are changing rapidly, Country Day develops in its students the intellectual flexibility, resourcefulness, and determination to tackle new challenges, pursue multiple careers, and be positive agents of change in their communities and the world. The School imparts a love of learning that serves its students well for life. Country Day students thrive. Upon graduation, they attend the colleges best matched to them--including Brown, Stanford, Penn, Vanderbilt, UVa and Boston College. Country Day alumni excel in their chosen fields and include the Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, the first female valedictorian at West Point, the youngest Division I Basketball Coach, and a Presidential Scholar at Brown.
  • T.H. Harris - Founded in 1961 and opened for the school year 1962-63, T. H. Harris began as  a Junior High School, in Metairie, Louisiana, serving the areas in the heart of Metairie west of Causeway Blvd and south of Veterans Hwy. Named for Thomas H. Harris, The  Louisiana Superintendent of Schools from 1908 to 1940, a pioneer in education and credited with establishing our libraries and developing a spelling program, Harris continues to educate and strive for excellence in every aspect of its many and multi-cultural programs. Harris is a school which, aside from a standard curriculum for all students, specializes in its focus on the use and proficiency with technology, as a Cisco school designed to maximize the very cutting edge in classroom technologies for students, teachers, school and staff. The Harris band regularly competes and this year won many “Superior” rankings, as well as enjoyed their trip to Orlando Florida.  Talented programs for many disciplines are found, as is a program for the Gifted and Talented.  Our current principal is Mr.Otis Guichet. The administration, faculty, staff and students of T. H. Harris are committed to a holistic approach, a well-rounded curriculum, and goal of enhancing the opportunity for all its students attain their goals and prepare them to aid even higher when they move on into high school, college, and life.


How do I submit our podcasts to the Museum?


Email audio and word files to jen.kitner@nationalww2museum.org

Remember podcasts should be audio files only. 

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