D-Day: The Turning Point of the War in Europe

by  The National WWII Museum

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What a difference a day makes! Learn about the challenges of planning and executing the largest amphibious landing in history, D-Day. Make key decisions about where and when Operation Overlord should be launched and see if your strategy aligns with the plans SHAEF created over 70 years ago. Examine artifacts and listen to selections from the Museum’s oral history collection to discover what it was like to set foot on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. 

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About This Program


By Request: $100.00
By Request Premium: $80.00

The Museum accepts check, major credit cards, and school P.O.s


Regularly one hour, but can run longer for block-scheduled classes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Character Education, Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

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The National WWII Museum

New Orleans, LA
United States

The National WWII Museum, designated by Congress as "America's World War II Museum," explores the American experience of the war years, focusing on the teamwork, optimism, courage, and sacrifice of the men and women who won the war. It promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations. Programs involve exploration of the history and lessons of the war, via analyses of primary sources.

Maddie Roach

Program Details


1. We introduce the Museum in New Orleans
2. Class listens to FDR Fireside Chat about WWII while following along on a 1942 world map
3. Students learn about the German defenses along the Atlantic
4. Students learn about the Allied preparations for invasion
5. Students examine a D-Day artifact
6. Students explore and compare a series of primary D-Day descriptions: a diary, official communiques, action reports, and newspaper reports


Students will learn the basic history and importance of D-Day
Students will learn how to interact with history through artifacts, oral histories, and primary documents
Students will learn to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of different types of primary sources

Standards Alignment

National Standards