ASSISTANCE WITH WWII-THEMED PROJECTS:
The National WWII Museum is available to assist with all World War II-themed National History Day projects. The assistance we can provide will vary with each topic, but in general, we can provide:
- General Information on World War II
- Suggestions for how to narrow or focus a broad topic
- Recommendations for secondary sources that will improve your project’s context
- Interviews with our staff of researchers and educators
- Access to some of the primary sources in the Digital Collections of The National WWII Museum and our Focus On feature
- Reviews of your project before the contest
If you would like assistance with your National History Day project, let us know!
Sample World War II topics and resources for Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History:
As the state sponsor for History Day in Louisiana, The National WWII Museum is very familiar with National History Day and its projects. Our staff is here to make this a rewarding learning experience. We will do our best to fulfill your requests but we may not have an expert available in all areas of the war.
We do not give out contact information for World War II veterans. You should check with your local VFW or American Legion for this information.
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.