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Announcing The National WWII Museum Summer Teacher Institute: The War in the Pacific with Author Richard B. Frank

July 10-15, 2016 in New Orleans, LA
July 9-14, 2017 in Pearl Harbor, HI

The National WWII Museum is excited to announce this immersive sixteen-month professional development opportunity for high school history and social studies teachers beginning in the summer of 2016. A cohort of twenty-eight teachers from across the country will spend a week at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans in July 2016 and a week at Pearl Harbor* in July 2017. Prior to the Institute each summer, selected teachers will participate in preparatory readings and online discussions with Museum staff, World War II expert and author of the acclaimed books Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire and Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Campaign Richard B. Frank, and each other. During the 2016-2017 school year, teachers will work with Museum educators to redeliver a professional development workshop on the history of WWII in their hometown.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The Summer Teacher Institute is open to any high school social studies or history teacher at an accredited public, charter, private, or parochial school who has at least two years experience as of July 2016 and who will be teaching during the 2016-2017 school year. Media specialists, librarians, curriculum coordinators, and academic coaches are eligible provided they spend at least half of their time providing direct instruction to students. Applications will be evaluated through a competitive process that will include information on teaching experience, three short written statements, and two letters of recommendation. All participants must be able to travel internationally. The Museum seeks to recruit a diverse cohort of teachers.

COST: There is no cost. Teachers will receive free room and board in New Orleans, a travel stipend, and all seminar materials free of charge.

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The National WWII Museum is a dynamic educational resource, serving the needs of teachers and students from grade school through the post-graduate level. USA Today gave the Museum its top rank as one of the “Best Places to Learn U.S. Military History." Exhibitions and programs allow students from all backgrounds to explore the values and beliefs—the universal concepts—that Americans and their Allies embraced during World War II.

Explore this section to learn about our distance learning programs, find primary sources, and more!

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Student Travel Essay Contest Calling All Teachers eNews

High school and college students can earn college credit on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. Space is limited.

The 2016 contest is open for submissions January 4, 2016 through March 15, 2016! Open to grades 5-12.

Keep track of the Museum's latest educational resources and programs by joining our free monthly e-newsletter, Calling All Teachers!

American Indian Virtual Field Trip Yearbooks Education Blog

New Virtual Field Trip! In addition to the most famous group of American Indians, the Navajo Code Talkers, uncover surprising and lesser-known stories of these warriors in uniform.

Collected from across the US, these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.

Keep up to date on the latest WWII lesson plans, classroom ideas, and hear about what students are doing around the country.

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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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