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Students Give a Salute to Courage

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This month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter highlights outstanding student essays based upon the oral histories in our Digital Collections, upcoming professional development opportunities at the Museum and online, and a special webinar to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The student essays are part of our upcoming celebration of the grand opening of Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Road To Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries, LTJG Ralph E. Crump Merchant Marine Gallery, and the American Spirit Bridge. In partnership with National History Day (NHD), the Museum is bringing middle and high school students to New Orleans from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia to take part in the ceremonies. In advance of the trip, these NHD students studied the oral history of a veteran or service member from their home state or district and wrote essays describing why these men and women were outstanding examples of courage during World War II. You can read the essays – and crib ideas for your own classroom – at A Salute to Courage.

In this month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter, you can also learn more about our December 9 online and December 10 in-person character education workshop with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation as well as our January 6 in-person Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Teacher Workshop.

The December Calling All Teachers also spotlights a special Pearl Harbor webinar with The National WWII Museum and the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Register by December 4 so your students can watch the recording of this event on the Pearl Harbor anniversary.

Learn more 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. 

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