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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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Iwo Jima Student Webinar Now All Together: The 70th Anniversary of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising
Featuring the National Museum of the Marine Corps
Monday, February 23, 2015
12:00PM - 1:00PM CT

On the exact date of the 70th anniversary of the historic flag raising, uncover the myths, history, and significance of one of the most iconic and powerful photographs of WWII. Students will learn about the importance of the battle for Iwo Jima and how the flag raising occurred not just once, but twice atop Mount Suribachi. Hear first-hand accounts from Marines who participated in the bloody 5-week battle and even a photographer who witnessed those dramatic few seconds that would turn into the most inspiring image of the war. Students will also travel to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia to explore some of their most important artifacts, the flags from Mt. Suribachi, and learn about their mission share the stories of the Marine Corps on Iwo Jima for many generations to come.

Teachers will receive curriculum materials related to the program upon registering. Program is tailored for high school students, but all teachers are welcome to register for the webinar.

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Archived Programs

Holocaust Remembrance Day: Luna Kaufman and Her Story of Survival and Reconciliation with special guest Luna Kaufman

The Post Industrial Revolution and WWII: A Cross-Country Webinar about Mass Production and Problem Solving on the US Home Front with special guest the Yankee Air Museum

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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