Online Teacher Professional Development

Explore the history and lessons of World War II virtually with no special technology needed! Teachers can gain access to live and interactive programs and share with students right in their own classrooms.

The National WWII Museum offers exciting opportunities for educators across the country to experience online teacher professional development. These virtual sessions, led by Museum educators and experts, 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. No special technology needed—hundreds of teachers can connect to the Museum at once via a classroom or home computer to view live, interactive programs that provide engaging and new ways to incorporate WWII in the classroom.

Who Can Participate: Online teacher professional development is designed for 7th-12th grade social studies teachers, but teachers across all subject areas and grade levels are  welcome to join.  

Cost:  All online teacher professional development sessions are free for participants.


Louisiana in World War II Teacher Professional Development Webinar
November 8, 2017
Teacher Programs & Curriculum Specialist Joshua Goodman, PhD, explores fascinating stories, primary sources, and teaching tools to enhance your curriculum about this critical time in Louisiana’s history.  Focusing on artifacts and activities based on the Museum’s current special exhibition, The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II, discover the key themes that cross Louisiana’s geographic and cultural diversity, review important individuals and events, and learn how the war changed the state for decades to come. Dive into Museum curriculum, including lessons, essays, activities, and digital media and cap off this exploration with an in-depth photo analysis and Q&A with Dr. Goodman.