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FREE SPECIAL EVENT WEBINARS:

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  • Robert Edsel
  • Normandy
  • Graham Salisbury
  • War is Over
  • Yearbook
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Free Webinars from The National WWII Museum

Expand the walls of your classroom and make cross-curricular connections with the Museum’s FREE webinar series. Students have the opportunity to interact with authors, historians and Museum experts to explore a broad of array of topics that bring WWII history to life. No special technology needed, thousands of students can connect to the Museum at once simply via their classroom computer to view live, interactive programs that immerse students in history. Over 20,000 students from across the country tuned in, examined Museum oral histories and artifacts, and asked questions of guest speakers and Museum experts. Register for one of our webinars below today!

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Arsenal of Democracy Webinar The Post Industrial Revolution and WWII: A Cross-Country Webinar about Mass Production and Problem Solving on the US Home Front
Featuring The National WWII Museum and The Yankee Air Museum
Friday, November 21, 2014
10:00AM - 11:00AM CST

Discover how industry leaders and defense workers alike met and surpassed the challenge of war by designing and producing materials critical to the Allied war effort. The interactive, virtual trip will start at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, where students will explore how the designers and defense workers at Higgins Industries helped transform a boat intended for the Louisiana bayous into a critical landing craft for the US military. Students will also get an inside look at artifacts and stories from the Museum’s latest special exhibit, The Arsenal of Democracy.

The next stop is the Yankee Air Museum, outside of Detroit, where students learn about their quest to save the Willow Run Bomber Plant. At this historic and massive plant, workers achieved the seemingly impossible feat of rolling out one huge B-24 bomber plane per hour on the giant assembly line. Innovations in both of these cities exemplify the important war work occurring all across the Home Front in a time of tremendous need.

Join these two amazing Museums to uncover how US industries exceeded all production goals and contributed to the Allied victory through teamwork, innovation, and problem solving. Teachers will receive curriculum materials related to the program after registering.

Register Now

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Archived Programs

Under the Blood-Red Sun: Exploring Pearl Harbor through Historical Fiction with special guest author Graham Salisbury

The Monuments Men: Saving Europe’s Cultural Treasures with special guest author Robert Edsel

See You Next Year! High School Yearbooks from WWII

Exploring Japanese American Imprisonment and Internment with special guests curator Kim Guise and poet Brian Komei Dempster

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I need to watch the webinar?

  • If you have not run an Adobe Connect webinar in the past, you need to test your system here (ensures you have an updated version of Adobe Flash Player, etc). You will also receive this information in your confirmation email.
  • If there’s an entire classroom watching the webinar, you will need a smart board or digital projector and external speakers.
  • You will receive a teacher guide via email with curriculum materials specific to the WWII topic covered in the webinar.

How do I get into the webinar?

  • Anyone with the specific Adobe Connect URL can access the webinar. NOTE: The webinar streams from Adobe Connect, not from The National WWII Museum website. You will receive a link to the specific webinar room in the confirmation email.
  • You will enter the webinar as a "GUEST." No login credentials necessary! The webinar room is BLOCKED TO GUEST ACCESS up to half an hour before the webinar begins. It will open up to guests half an hour before the webinar is set to start.

What if I’m having technical difficulties once I enter the webinar room?

  • Shut down all programs on your computer. If the problem persists, close out and restart Adobe Connect. If you have a weak wireless signal, you might want to connect with an Ethernet line.

Is there a recording of the program available?

  • After the program, registrants are emailed an online evaluation. If you complete the evaluation, you will receive a link to the recording of the webinar. It is available for about a month after the program.


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EDUCATION PROJECTS:

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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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