ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST:
The 2014 Essay Contest
The themes and prompts for the 2014 Middle and High School Essay Contests will be announced on this page on Monday, January 6, 2014. Bookmark this page and check back in January, or sign up for our monthly newsletter, Calling All Teachers, to be notified when the contest opens.
This past year we received more 1000 essays from 44 states and US schools in Germany, England and Italy in response to our question “How can people who disagree still work together for victory?” The essays were thoughtful and articulate. The writers did a wonderful job discussing how important compromise and consensus are to families, communities and government trying to work together for the greater good. We congratulate this year’s winners and look forward to next year’s submissions.
High School Winners:
1st Place: Rachel Lim, 11th Grade, Deep Run High School, Glen Allen, VA
2nd Place: Fletcher Dunham, 12th Grade, Boardman High School, Youngstown, OH
3rd Place: Ishan Mazumdar, 10th Grade, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South, West Windsor, NJ
Middle School Winners
Fifth Grade: Jesse Forgione, Home School, Ocean Springs, MS
Sixth Grade: Robert Brown, Beers Street School, Hazlet, NJ
Seventh Grade: Thomas Wiaduck, Holly Academy, Holly, MI
Eighth Grade: Rachel Won, Creekside Enrichment, Cupertino, CA
Normandy Academy - D-Day: Stories of Service and Sacrifice
High school students, find out how to take a trip to France, go behind the lines at the Museum and prepare for college all at once. Space is limited.
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. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.
Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.