TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
The National WWII Museum offers two ways for teachers to participate in professional development workshops: via online webinar and at the Museum. These workshops, led by Education Department staff, explore the history and lessons of various WWII topics. Participants receive historical background and classroom-ready lesson plans, view rare WWII video footage, study relevant artifacts, discuss strategies for teaching each topic in the classroom, and learn about the teaching resources available from The National WWII Museum.
Professional Development Webinars:
No matter the distance from the Museum, teachers can access unique and essential classroom resources and training from expert Museum Educators. All that’s needed is a computer with high speed internet connection to watch and interact. All teachers will receive a certificate of completion upon participating and a recording of the program to review anytime. Check back soon for future online teacher programming!
The Museum offers teacher workshops for local teachers. Check our calendar for upcoming workshops, which are generally offered free of charge. You can also be the first to learn about on-site professional development opportunities by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter Calling All Teachers.
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.