Online Teaching Resources from The National WWII Museum

With the recent school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Museum is committed to serving students and teachers who are now conducting school online. We have gathered Museum resources that can support educators and their curriculum goals while they are away from their classrooms.

From the Collection to the Classroom
This is the Museum’s hub for curriculum resources. Four volumes of social studies curriculum for grades 7-12 are completely available online in addition to the Real World Science curriculum. From the Collection to the Classroom includes:

  • Lesson plans
  • Overview essays
  • Video content, including archival videos, exhibit videos, and oral histories
  • Teaching Aids
  • Primary source documents and images

Don’t forget our fascinating online collection of high school yearbooks from WWII. See You Next Year! features yearbooks from all across the country, so today’s students can explore the perspectives of their counterparts 75 years ago.

The Museum has recently partnered with Flipgrid and is one of the first few Museum content partners on their Disco Library. We have 26 topics and counting on a range of subjects related to the war. If your field trips have now been canceled, you can still have your students interact with a Museum educator by having them upload video questions to Flipgrid. We’ll be moderating that grid and posting responses to select questions daily.

At Home Science For Kids
Download this PDF for fun and easy STEM activities to do at home, including DIY hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. To celebrate Women’s History Month, each activity is paired with a famous female scientist.

Distance Learning Program Archive
Find all past webinars and Electronic Field Trips within this video archive. Videos can be sorted by category, so if you teach social studies, science, or English, there is something for you! Be sure to check out our recent Electronic Field Trip about the Manhattan Project, where student reporters visit the first industrial-scale nuclear reactor in Washington state and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. You can also find this same archive along with other great content, on the Museum’s YouTube Channel.

Live webinars
Over the next several weeks, join The National WWII Museum for a series of K–12 webinars broadcasting live on the Museum’s Facebook page each Thursday and Friday at 11:00 a.m. central time. Students and their families will meet Museum Educators who will teach important lessons from definitive moments in World War II. You’ll also participate in live demonstrations, Q&A, and decision-making scenarios. Set your calendar and make plans to join us!

We’re here to help you in these challenging and new circumstances. Tweet at us @wwiieducation to let us know how we can support you or join our K-12 Education group on Facebook for even more resources from the Museum. For more information or questions about our online resources and programs, email us at