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!
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world.
Turn your students into history detectives as they ponder over the origins and uses of these intriguing pieces of WWII history.
Building WWII history through research, technology, and sharing
Welcome to The National WWII Museum’s WWII Student Podcast & Webpage Projects. These are two exciting new educational opportunities for students to explore WWII history in creative and interactive ways, and share their results with other students across the country.
This Date in WWII History
For Middle School Students the goal is to research one date in WWII history, write a creative script spotlighting the most interesting events from each year, and record it—complete with sound effects—into a 5-minute podcast. Students will then upload their podcasts to this page to for all to hear.
WWII in my Backyard
For High School Students the goal is to research the WWII history of their own communities. They will explore their local libraries, archives, and newspapers, conduct oral histories, and even photograph locations. With this information students will then create a simple website highlighting their community’s contribution to our victory in WWII. These websites will be hosted on this site for all to see.
For more information on each project, click the buttons below.
Special thanks go to the following schools, classes, and teachers for piloting our projects from January 2009 - May 2009:
L.W. Higgins High School, Richard Schmitt’s 11th grade history classes
Metairie Park Country Day School, Andy Marchal’s 7th grade history class
Theodore Roosevelt Middle School, Melissa Dares’ 8th grade history class and Technology Coordinator Carol Chaloux
Sumrall High School, Teresa Huston’s 11th grade history classes
TH Harris Middle School, Don Shannon’s 6th grade world history class and Librarian Ruth Brewington
Betsy Almerico, Jefferson Parish Public School System Instructional Technology Program Manager
Ellen Lyon, Jefferson Parish Public School System Instructional Technologist
Beth Bellemore, CISCO
Sarah Rosedahl, CISCO 21st Century Fellow