Welcome Science & Math Teachers!
The National WWII Museum has created these lessons especially for you and your students. They teach real-world science and math in unique and exciting ways using historical settings, attention-grabbing images, and a sense of human drama that is often missing from textbooks. Don’t worry if you or your students have a limited knowledge of WWII history. Everything you need to know is included.
Each lesson starts the same way—with a pertinent artifact from WWII. Students analyze the artifact (often involving a literacy component) to help them understand time and place, setting the stage for the lesson. Like scientists, historians are detectives, carefully observing, seeking clues and evidence, making assumptions, and coming to conclusions.
Use these lessons by themselves or combine them with your own labs, lectures, and activities. They are a great way to get students energized about science and math!
Learn how blood transfusions saved lives on the battlefield
Analyze primary sources about the challenges of Penicillin production
Interactive Website with lesson plans and other STEM activities
Comparing Prices and Percentages from WWII
Charting and Graphing WWII Data
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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.