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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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Trinity Student Webinar Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb
Featuring Graphic Novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
Thursday, May 7, 2015
12:00PM - 1:00PM CT

Near the 70th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, join Museum educators and graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm to explore the history, science, and legacy of the Manhattan Project and the atomic bombs. Fetter-Vorm’s debut graphic novel, Trinity, documents the race to build bomb and the scientific achievements and discoveries of the top-secret Manhattan Project. Fetter-Vorm will share how he uses both illustration and narrative to convey intricate nuclear science, the complicated history leading up to the bombings, and the aftermath and ethics of atomic weapons themselves. Students will have the opportunity to answer poll questions and submit questions to Mr. Fetter-Vorm during the session.

Perfect for grades 7 – 12, but all students and adults are welcome to view and participate. Teachers will receive curriculum materials related to the program upon registering.

Buy the Book from the Museum Store!
Webinar participants can get 20% off the book by entering the code WEBINAR on the shopping cart screen of the Museum’s web store. Purchase Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb from the Museum Store today!

Teachers wishing to order a class set of 12 or more books can receive a 40% discount by ordering through our wholesale department. Teachers can send in Purchase Orders via email to museumstore@nationalww2museum.org or fax at 504-527-6088. Shipping costs will be included on the invoice. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for class sets to arrive. For more information please call 504-528-1944 x 284.

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Archived Programs

The 70th Anniversary of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising with the National Museum of the Marine Corps

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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