We’re All in this Together!
This months’ Calling All Teachers e-newsletter highlights a number of ways you can help your students see themselves in history.
Tomorrow, WYES and The National WWII Museum will debut We’re All in this Together, a FREE, interactive, and LIVE electronic field trip about the lives of students during World War II. The program airs at 10:00 a.m. CST and 1:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, November 4, and is for students in grades 4-8, so register now! By registering, you will also receive a recording of the program that you can broadcast later for your class.
As the November Calling All Teachers notes, tomorrow’s electronic field trip is also a great way to kick off your class’s participation in our national service learning project: Get in the Scrap! The project will provide students with fun classroom activities while learning important lessons about recycling and energy conservation. Students will also have a chance to win a number of exciting prizes.
The November Calling All Teachers also highlights a couple of ways you can connect with the Museum in New Orleans. Attendees at the upcoming National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference will be able to find us at Booth #631 in the Expo Hall for classroom resources, and conference attendees will receive FREE admission to the Museum through Sunday, November 15, with their conference badge.
Local teachers, counselors, and coaches are also invited to join us Thursday, December 10, for a daylong character education workshop sponsored by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. Register today for the workshop, which will provide you with a FREE curriculum kit and tools for using the oral histories of Medal of Honor recipients to teach critical values such as courage, commitment, sacrifice, and patriotism.
Finally, the November Calling All Teachers shines the spotlight on Thanksgiving during wartime, showcasing engaging resources such as the scrapbook of William Caddell and a newsletter produced by an American POW in a German camp. Both resources will allow your students to learn about the daily life of American troops while developing their primary source analysis skills.
Learn more about our digitized primary sources, 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.