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WWII resources online

Dec 02, 2019 2019-12-02

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Artifacts, Primary Sources, and Oral Histories of WWII

The National WWII Museum engages with learners from all across the world through a variety of online and distance learning programs to connect audiences with World War II (WWII) history and honor the generation who sacrificed so much to secure our freedom. The museum’s programs include a broad range of online learning experiences and topics, allowing students and educators to learn significant WWII stories, including Pearl Harbor, the Home Front, and D-Day, without having to leave their classrooms. The museum also offers free primary-source-driven lesson plans, image galleries, and other resources to make teaching WWII more interactive for students. For example, inspired by the scrapping efforts of students during World War II, “Get in the Scrap!” is a national service-learning project on recycling and energy conservation for students in grades 4–8. Integrating STEM and history, “Real World Science lessons show students how science and technology helped the United States overcome big challenges during the war. In addition, the National WWII Museum’s “Operation Footlocker” provides schools across the country with hands-on opportunities to explore the history and lessons of World War II by analyzing WWII artifacts.

Plus: On National Geographic’s website, students can zoom in on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941—a “date which shall live in infamy”—with an interactive map, eyewitness accounts, a timeline, and in-depth stories.

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