Collection to Classroom Humanities Summer Teacher Workshop

Professional Development


Collection to Classroom Humanities Summer Teacher Workshops 2024

Grade 6–12 Educators are invited to apply to attend our 2024 Collection to Classroom Humanities Summer Teacher Workshop. Classroom teachers, building master teachers, curriculum specialists and administrators are welcome!

The National WWII Museum’s Collection to Classroom workshops are immersive teacher professional development programs held on-site at the Museum every summer. Two workshops are offered every year on different themes related to the history of World War II.

Each workshop will give participants access to noted WWII scholars, as well as hands-on experiences, Museum curriculum, and virtual resources they can use in their classrooms. There will be time to explore the Museum’s galleries and field trips to support the week’s goals. Free time is welcomed to explore the city of New Orleans!

2024 Workshop Topics:

We Can Do It: American Women Experiences during World War II

Dates: Dates: July 7–13

During World War II, over 350,000 American women volunteered for military service and millions more contributed to the war effort on the Home Front.

We Can Do It: American Women Experiences during World War II is designed for educators with established knowledge of World War II who are looking to deepen their understanding of the war to enhance their classroom instruction. During this workshop, teachers will learn about the many and diverse stories of women at war, their legacy today, and how to incorporate this history when teaching World War II. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s permanent and special exhibits, learn about the Museum’s curriculum, and connect with teachers from around the nation. Learning from historians, educators, and Museum staff, teachers will gain effective strategies to help students better understand women’s roles during World War II, the challenges they faced and overcame, how to analyze primary sources, and the meaning of this history for today.

Applications for the We Can Do It workshop are open now.

World War II Classroom: Teaching History with The National WWII Museum

Dates: July 21–27

More than 16.1 million US military personnel served in World War II across all theaters. Of this number, around 183,500 US servicemembers were killed in battle in the European theater and around 109,000 in the Pacific Theater. On the Home Front, 27.3 million people moved from their homes to work for the war effort, while 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly and unconstitutionally removed from their homes and incarcerated. These numbers, and the individual stories behind them, can be difficult for students to fully understand. Within World War II, there are millions of stories—some well-known, others too often passed over—that can help students better understand the lessons and legacy of World War II.

During the World War II Classroom workshop, educators will receive in-depth instruction on the complexities and relevancy of World War II and how to bring this history to life for their students in the classroom. Designed for educators looking to expand their overall knowledge of World War II, this workshop will provide teachers with a better understanding of World War II and the best strategies to use Museum resources to teach about the war.

Applications for the World War II Classroom workshop are open now.

Educators will receive:

  • Arranged airfare OR a reimbursement for travel if within driving distance
  • Transportation from and to the New Orleans airport if flying, or paid parking if driving
  • Double-occupancy rooming at The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center* (across the street from the Museum) *If educators would like a single-occupancy room, they may pay for half.
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and two dinners
  • Two excursions/field trips
  • Curriculum and materials
  • Certificate of completion

Educators who complete the workshop will be required to design and facilitate one professional development session on their own within the 2024–2025 school year. More information will be given to those who are accepted.


Applications will be accepted through January 29, 2024

Apply here.

Have questions about the Collection to Classroom Summer Teacher Workshops? Please contact LaToya Williams, Director of Teaching and Learning