Explore Our New Curriculum Series
This month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter highlights From the Collection to the Classroom, the Museum’s new multimedia resource for teaching middle and high school students the history of World War II.
We will premier the first volume in this series, The War in the Pacific, during our July 11–15 Summer Teacher Institute, and you can stream select Institute sessions LIVE. All you need to do is register here.
In addition to primary source-based lesson plans, The War in the Pacific includes topical overview essays, reference materials, and two introductory essays and a video from leading Pacific war historian Richard B. Frank. You’ll also find accompanying videos, artifacts, and oral histories from the Museum’s galleries at the curriculum’s online home: www.ww2classroom.org.
To complement this first volume of From the Collection to the Classroom, forthcoming volumes will be The War in Europe, The Home Front, and The Legacy of the War.
This month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter also provides details for reserving one of the Museum’s traveling artifact trunks for your classroom through our Operation Footlocker program along with information about booking a STEM Field Trip.
Finally, this month’s Calling All Teachers e-newsletter shines the spotlight on the US decision to use atomic bombs during World War II and the Museum’s new curricular resources that allow students to explore the persistent controversy over the use of nuclear weapons.
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Post by Dr. Walter Stern, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator at The National WWII Museum.