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Help Send Louisiana's History Day Finalists to DC!

The National WWII Museum is proud to serve as the National History Day sponsor for the state of Louisiana. Recently, the Louisiana State Contest was held at the Museum, and forty nine students earned the right to compete at the national competition in our nation’s capital.

Unfortunately, for those students who cannot afford the estimated $700 cost to travel and compete in Washington, DC, their dreams of competing at the National History Day contest will remain just that – a dream.

So we’re asking our friends and supporters to help us send these hard-working and dedicated students to Washington for the National History Day Contest so they can present their projects.

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Meet the Students

Forty nine students from Louisiana have earned a spot at the National History Day competition in DC. Here are just three of the outstanding students.

Hadeel Kasji James Hogg Sarah Elliot dividing bar

Hadeel Kasji:

Hadeel Kasji recently immigrated to the United States from the Middle East. When Hadeel arrived in the United States she received suspicious looks and harsh statements from other children. To explore some of the historical roots of tension in the Middle East, Hadeel chose to focus her exhibit on a 1979 siege at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Hadeel conducted her research in both Arabic and English, and emailed the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library to obtain information on the American Reaction to the siege at the Mosque. She also called family in Saudi Arabia to find out what they remembered.

Through this project, Hadeel came to understand some of the roots of violence in the Middle East and how events can be exploited over time.

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Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.

See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.

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.

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