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  • Dorie Miller
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • Keep Us Flying
  • Airmen training
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Fighting for a Double Victory:

A FREE Electronic Field Trip from The National WWII Museum to commemorate Black History Month

Got my long government letter, It's my time to go,
When I got to the Army, found the same old Jim Crow.
Uncle Sam says, 'Two camps for black and white.'
But when trouble starts, we'll all be in that same big fight.

"Uncle Sam Says" by Josh White and Waring Cuney, 1939

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During WWII, African American fought for a Double Victory, one over fascism abroad and one over discrimination and inequality at home. Students will meet Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller, the Montford Point Marines, and the Tuskegee Airmen. They will learn about the struggle for racial equality in war factories and in the barracks and trace the historic path from segregation to integration in the military and beyond. Participants will encounter museum artifacts, primary sources, songs, and oral histories. Students will be able to submit questions throughout the webinar and teachers will receive classroom materials to supplement the information presented. Perfect for students in grades 7-12.

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When Is It?

We’re offering the same program at two times to accommodate schools in all time zones.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Times: 9:00AM CST and 1:00PM CST
Length: Approximately 50 minutes

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What You Need

All you need to participate in the webinar is an internet connection. For your whole class to participate, you’ll also need an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard and external speakers.

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To register, please fill out the form below. You will then receive a confirmation email with details on how to connect with us that day. For more information or if you have any questions, email virtualclassroom@nationalww2museum.org

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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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