Find the Resource That’s Right for You
Are you looking for new resources to use in your classroom next school year?
In this month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter, we highlight a number of Museum resources that you can use to bring World War II to life for your students.
In addition to our lesson plans and fact sheets, our digitized primary source galleries allow students to explore WWII-related topics in depth and to develop and support their own interpretations. These galleries include one devoted to the GI Bill of Rights, the landmark legislation that extended benefits to veterans and dramatically altered American higher education and housing. The GI Bill gallery features pamphlets intended to teach returning soldiers about everything from finding a job to choosing a college and securing a home loan.
This month’s newsletter also highlights our interactive, fast-paced Virtual Field Trips, which allow you to bring the Museum into your classroom via a live video conference. You can plan ahead today by scheduling one of our Virtual Field Trips, including our latest program on Choosing and Using Primary Sources with WWII High School Yearbooks.
Finally, the July Calling All Teachers shines a spotlight on the Potsdam Conference, which took place seventy years ago this month. Your students can explore this historic meeting of Allied leaders through the story of Frank Rosato, a trumpeter from New Orleans who commanded the military band of the 156th Infantry Regiment, the Louisiana National Guard, which performed at the conference.
Learn more about the Potsdam Conference, and get more classroom resources and ideas by signing up for our free monthly e-newsletter Calling All Teachers and following us on Twitter @wwiieducation.
Post by Dr. Walter Stern, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator at The National WWII Museum.