FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS:
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!
REGISTER FOR A FREE ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP COMMEMORATING PEARL HARBOR
On December 7, 2016—the 75th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—The National WWII Museum and New Orleans PBS member station WYES will webcast a live student program focusing on the events of that momentous day. Remember Pearl Harbor—How Students Like YOU Experienced the Day of Infamy will give students from across the country the chance to watch live as two student reporters deliver updates from New Orleans and Hawaii.
The Electronic Field Trip features on-the-scene reporting with survivors and witnesses of the attack and iconic locations like the USS Arizona Memorial, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the Pacific Aviation Museum, and The National WWII Museum. Your students can participate through real-time Q&A and polling. Register today!
FEATURED PROGRAMS & RESOURCES:
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 student essay contest is open for submissions September 15, 2016 through December 2, 2016! Open to grades 5-12.
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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.
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.