The National WWII Museum explores with your students the African American struggle against totalitarianism abroad and racism at home. Students meet Pearl Harbor hero Dorie Miller, the Montford Point Marines, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the seven African American Medal of Honor recipients. They learn about the struggle for racial equality in war factories and in the barracks and trace the historic path from segregation to integration in the military. An analysis of WWII-era African American poetry will get students thinking about issues of race, equality, and how we remember and teach history.
By Request: $100.00By 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
Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons
There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.
Social Studies/History, Character Education
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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672
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.
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans, LA
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.
1. We introduce the Museum in New Orleans2. Students briefly review African American contribution to American military3. Students learn about the Double V Campaign and analyze its meaning4. Students view images of African Americans on WWII battlefields and on the Home Front5. Students read and analyze a poem written by an African American during WWII to gain a deeper understanding of the African American experience of the time
Students will learn the basic history of African Americans during WWII, both in the military and on the Home FrontStudents will gain a deeper appreciation for minority rights and minority struggles in American historyStudents will learn how to analyze a primary document from the time period
NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8: THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II (1929-1945)
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Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
2075 Lookout Drive
North Mankato, MN 56003
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
A program of the South Central Service Cooperative, an Education Service Agency with its headquarters in southern Minnesota.