Expand the walls of your classroom and make cross-curricular connections with the Museum’s FREE webinar series. Students have the opportunity to interact with authors, historians, and Museum experts to explore a broad of array of topics that bring WWII history to life. No special technology needed, thousands of students can connect to the Museum at once simply via their classroom computer to view live, interactive programs that immerse students in history. Over 50,000 students from across the country to date have tuned in, examined Museum oral histories and artifacts, and asked questions of guest speakers and Museum experts.
The Nazi Hunters: Meet the Author with Neal Bascomb
November 12 at noon (CST)
Calling all history detectives! Join The National WWII Museum for a Meet the Author webinar about thrilling spy mission, a moving Holocaust story, and a first-class work of narrative nonfiction. A WWII Museum educator will interview Neal Bascomb about his young adult book, The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazis. This interactive student webinar will allow students to learn the history of the end of World War II when Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials, one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination. Students will be able to ask Neal Bascomb about his research, writing, and learn about the war from The National WWII Museum during the program.
Appropriate for grades 9–12 or ages 14 and up.
Sponsored by Taube Philanthropies, the webinar is part of the Taube Family Holocaust Education Program.
Remember Pearl Harbor: 78th Anniversary Student Webinar
December 6 at noon (CST)
The National WWII Museum presents the award-winning Remember Pearl Harbor: How Students Like You Experienced the Day of Infamy Electronic Field Trip to commemorate the 78th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II. Guided by student reporters, on December 6, 2019, your students can explore historical locations and museums, including the USS Arizona Memorial, the Pacific Aviation Museum, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and The National WWII Museum in New Orleans to learn about the event. While watching the webinar live, students will be able to ask questions to a panel of WWII experts and have them answered in real time. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about one of the most important events in US history and interact with Museum educators.
"My students were moved, engaged with, and intrigued by this presentation. To hear stories about a teenager during the Nazi occupation of France resonated deeply with my high school students."