The Education Department at The National WWII Museum is here to help you explore the history and lessons of WWII with your students. Utilizing an object-based learning experience, educational technology, and its world-class exhibits, the Museum uses its rich collection of artifacts, archives, and oral histories to take history beyond the pages of textbooks and into the hands of curious students.
REGISTER FOR A FREE ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP COMMEMORATING PEARL HARBOR
On December 7, 2016—the 75th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—The National WWII Museum and New Orleans PBS member station WYES will webcast a live student program focusing on the events of that momentous day. Remember Pearl Harbor—How Students Like YOU Experienced the Day of Infamy will give students from across the country the chance to watch live as two student reporters deliver updates from New Orleans and Hawaii.
The Electronic Field Trip features on-the-scene reporting with survivors and witnesses of the attack and iconic locations like the USS Arizona Memorial, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the Pacific Aviation Museum, and The National WWII Museum. Your students can participate through real-time Q&A and polling. Register today!
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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.