Bring History Alive With Primary Sources
Welcome back to school, teachers! This month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter highlights the many ways you can explore the Museum – or bring the Museum and its rich collection of oral histories and artifacts into your classroom.
During our upcoming professional development webinar, you can discover how to integrate the Museum’s digital resources and primary-source-based activities into your curriculum. The Utilizing The National WWII Museum’s Digital Resources in Your Classroom webinar, which will take place from 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CT on Monday, September 21, will touch on resources for primary, middle, and high school audiences. All you need is a computer with a high speed internet connection to watch and interact.
This month’s newsletter also explains how you can borrow actual WWII artifacts for your classroom through our Operation Footlocker program and how you can schedule an interactive Virtual Field Trip that will allow your students to learn about World War II through maps, posters, songs, and artifacts.
If you are local, you can choose from several in-person field trip options, including our STEM field trip and a new trip on our special exhibit Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII. Limited funding is available to subsidize field trips for Louisiana Title I schools.
Local educators are also invited to learn more about our educational offerings and get special access to Fighting for the Right to Fight at our Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour, which will take place in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16.
Finally, the September Calling All Teachers shines a spotlight on Edgar Cole, who is one of the many African American veterans highlighted in our Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII special exhibit and accompanying lesson plans.
Learn more about African Americans’ wartime experiences, 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.