Distance Learning Opportunities this Winter
As temperatures get cooler and the close of 2016 is approaching, it’s the perfect time to schedule distance learning programs with the Museum. Many students study World War II in the spring, so request programs now to secure first pick of dates and times. Also, don’t miss out on some special programming this season!
Remember Pearl Harbor Electronic Field Trip:
On December 7, 2016—the 75th anniversary of the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—The National WWII Museum and New Orleans PBS member station WYES will webcast a live student program focusing on the events of that momentous day. Remember Pearl Harbor—How Students Like YOU Experienced the Day of Infamy will give students from across the country the chance to watch live as two student reporters deliver updates from New Orleans and Hawaii.
- Produced for students in grades 5-8
- Participate through real-time Q&A and live polls
- Features on-the-scene reporting from students with survivors and witnesses of the attack
- Explore historic locations and museums, including the USS Arizona Memorial, the Pacific Aviation Museum, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and The National WWII Museum
- FREE to all registered classrooms
Warrior Tradition Virtual Field Trip:
November is Native American Heritage Month. Commemorate the service of American Indians in World War II with the Warrior Tradition Virtual Field Trip. Guided by a museum educator, “Virtual Field Trips” are interactive and fast-paced lessons videoconferenced LIVE into classrooms across the country. In addition to the most famous group of American Indians, the Navajo Code Talkers, uncover surprising and lesser-known stories of these warriors in uniform. Hear segments from the Museum’s oral history collection, including Medal of Honor recipient Van Barfoot, and the last surviving Crow war chief Joe Medicine Crow. With a focus on language and symbols, explore how the Code Talkers used their once-suppressed languages to successfully transmit code on the battlefront, attempt to crack the “unbreakable” Navajo code, and discuss why native language and terminology are still relevant today.
Complete an online request form to book this program with the Museum.
Connect with Holocaust Survivor Margit Meissner
Join the Museum for a FREE webinar on January 27th, 2017 at 12:00pm CT to recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Students will hear survivor Margit Meissner speak about her harrowing experience of survival during World War II. She was only 11 years old when she listened to a radio broadcast of one of Hitler’s speeches – her first encounter with Nazi propaganda. Ms. Meissner will chronicle her daring escape from Paris on a bicycle as the Nazis invaded. Students will not only learn about wartime experiences, but why she still speaks today about the dangers of hate speech. Students will also have the opportunity throughout the program to ask questions to Ms. Meissner and Museum Educators.
There’s a perfect program for every classroom! We hope you join us for a distance learning program this winter!
Post by Chrissy Gregg, Virtual Classroom Coordinator