Digital Learning for All Ages
The National WWII Museum strives to teach the lessons of WWII history to learners of all ages. As the new school year heats up, we’re proud to offer four specialty websites that bring WWII history to life for students ranging from elementary through high school.
This website offers teens and adults alike a perspective on a world in upheaval that is both rich and uniquely personal. Millions of teenagers coming of age during the war years documented their school days in much the same way students still do today: in annuals and in yearbooks. from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks, and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.
Explore the Science and Technology of WWII! Throughout history, warfare has spurred scientific and technological innovations. Conversely, science and technology have always made substantial impacts on the field of war. WWII is no exception. This website offers information, lessons, and activities about the innovations and advancements of WWII to give teachers, students, and learners of all ages an opportunity to broaden their understanding of WWII history.
The Classroom Victory Garden Project teaches young students about the role of community during WWII, connecting the past and the present. Millions of Americans grew Victory Gardens to supplement their wartime rations. Complete with lessons, games, gardening tips, an interactive timeline and more, this website focuses on the can-do spirit can offer young children an age-appropriate entrée into the history of WWII.
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time. With the school year starting up again, it’s the perfect time to play some games and stay sharp for summer reading.
Posted by Gemma Birnbaum, Digital Education Coordinator at The National WWII Museum.