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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.

Technology Introduction

What is podcasting?

The term podcasting comes from the combined words “ipod” and “broadcasting” referring to the technological process and the final product, a spoken “radio” segment. There are four steps to creating a podcast: plan, produce, publish, and promote.


What program(s) do I use to record our podcasts?

New to podcasting or not sure which recording program best suits your class? Check out potential technology ideas to best assist you with this project.

  • Audacity - http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ - free download; sound and recording editor
  • Lame - http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/ - free download; used in conjunction with Audacity
  • Garage Band - Mac users can use this program to record and edit podcasts
  • Gcast - www.gcast.com - free service which allows you to record a podcast using your telephone
  • Skype - www.skype.com - service which allows you to make phone calls via your PC

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