A Summer at the Museum
This month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter highlights two ways to spend a week at the Museum this summer – for FREE.
For middle school science teachers, the Museum offers Real World Science, a FREE week-long professional-development seminar exploring how the urgent needs of World War II spurred tremendous scientific and technological innovations. Twenty-eight selected teachers will spend the week of July 17–23, 2016, at the Museum and at the University of New Orleans’s Advanced Materials Research Institute, experiencing and exploring STEM innovations firsthand.
High school social studies teachers, meanwhile, can apply for our FREE immersive sixteen-month Summer Teacher Institute, which takes place over two summers. Thirty selected teachers will spend July 10–15, 2016 at the Museum in New Orleans and July 9–14, 2017 at Pearl Harbor or another WWII historical site, learning alongside Museum educators, each other, and renowned WWII expert Richard B. Frank.
The January Calling All Teachers e-newsletter also introduces the Museum’s 2016 essay contest, which asks middle and high school students to consider the availability of liberty and justice for all Americans seven decades after World War II, and it highlights two FREE opportunities for you to explore African American experiences in WWII: a professional development webinar on January 28 and a live webinar for students with Corretta Scott King Award-winning author Tanita Davis.
Last but not least, this month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter shines a spotlight on Guadalcanal, the battle at the center of the brand new Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries. All teachers can find Guadalcanal-related artifacts, oral histories, and more here, and local teachers can receive VIP access to Road to Tokyo during our Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour, which takes place from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13 in the atrium of The American Sector Restaurant + Bar. Register today!
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Post by Dr. Walter Stern, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator at The National WWII Museum.