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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!

The Holocaust and Propaganda: Connecting the Past to the Present with Survivor Margit Meissner The Holocaust and Propaganda: Connecting the Past to the Present
with Survivor Margit Meissner
Friday, January 27, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm CT

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, this FREE webinar features Margit Meissner, who was only 11 years old when she heard a radio broadcast of one of Hitler’s speeches – her first encounter with Nazi propaganda. Join us to hear Margit speak about her experiences before, during and after World War II, including her daring escape from Paris on a bicycle as the Nazis invaded. Students will not only hear about wartime experiences, but why she still speaks today about the dangers of hate speech. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions to Ms. Meissner and Museum Educators.

This webinar is in conjunction with the special exhibition State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Exhibit on view at The National WWII Museum January 29–June 18, 2017.

Space is limited—sign up today!

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Bomb: The Race to Build—And Steal— the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon Bomb: The Race to Build—And Steal— the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
with author Steve Sheinkin
Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm CT

Join the Museum for an interactive and dynamic webinar about the largest secret innovation from World War II: the atomic bomb. Hear from author Steve Sheinkin as he discusses the amazing true story behind his 2013 Newberry Honor Book Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon. Sheinkin will chronicle the furious pace at which a shocking discovery turned into an all-out sprint to build a destructive weapon across 3 continents. Museum educators will lead students in a fun demonstration on the composition of an atom and the foundations of a nuclear reaction.

Perfect for grades 5-9. Registrants will receive details on how to sign up for the project and curriculum materials. Space is limited—sign up today!

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Archived Programs

Explore the Museum’s lineup of dynamic and unique student webinars from previous school years. Connect with expert Museum staff, authors and poets of World War II literature, a veteran who landed on Iwo Jima, and a Holocaust survivor, among other special guests, telling firsthand accounts and sharing with students how WWII shaped their lives. Programs showcase Museum special exhibits and historic WWII anniversaries with a simple click of a button. Whether you are teaching about Pearl Harbor, the Home Front, or the atomic bombs, there's a webinar fit for every classroom.

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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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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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