This FREE distance learning program utilizes the most familiar online video communication platform: Skype. We are a proud partner with Skype in the Classroom, a global community of teachers connecting with fellow educators, schools, and institutions. Classrooms across the world can interact with Museum experts and educators for short, dynamic virtual connections as an introduction to an array of WWII topics and locations through the Museum.
These programs are meant to be quick, not take your whole entire class period, and enhance the curriculum you're already teaching in the classroom.
Explore the different program offerings below.
Required Technology: To participate in a Skype session, you will need a broadband internet connection, webcam, microphone, and external speakers. A digital projector/white board is not necessary for the session, but it will enhance the experience so students can see the Museum Educator on the big screen. Teachers must connect for a test Skype call prior to the actual program.
Program Length: The Lesson Connection will last 20-30 minutes.
Number of Students: These programs are designed to be experienced by one class of students at a time, so each student has more opportunity to participate. Larger groups can be accommodated.
How to Book: Once you complete the request form by clicking the button below, the Distance Learning Specialist will contact you to schedule a date and time for the Skype session. Your booking isn't confirmed until you are contacted.
Want More? If you’re looking for a connection providing a more in-depth overview of specific topics in World War II, be sure to check out our Virtual Field Trips.
Additional Questions? Email the distance learning team.
A Call to Service: Bob Hope in WWII
Explore BB’s Stage Door Canteen, our 1940s-inspired theater, to learn about how the United States supported our military during WWII. Examine letters exchanged by entertainer Bob Hope and servicemen during WWII to discover how the iconic showman lifted the spirits of troops overseas with over 50 years of laughs in his classic variety shows.
Let's help build your students' cultural awareness, critical thinking, and geography skills! Your students will guess the subject and location of the Museum, broadcast from one of our galleries. This program is perfect for elementary and middle school classrooms learning about the war.
Get in the Scrap!
Get ready to calculate how much recycled material was collected to make critical supplies for the war effort. Just one fun activity of many from the Get in the Scrap! Service Learning Project.
When They Came For Me: The Holocaust
Explore personal and collective responsibility in the Holocaust through Martin Niemoller's famous quote and an in-depth discussion.
Dr. Seuss and WWII: Analyzing Political Cartoons
Analyze a Dr. Seuss political cartoon and uncover hidden WWII messages in some of his most popular children's books.