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Double Victory: African Americans in WWII

from The National WWII Museum

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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.

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Cost

By Request: $100.00
By Request Premium: $80.00


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

Length

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


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

5

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Character Education


Program Delivery Mode

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



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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.

Contact:
Kate Fitzgerald
distancelearning@nationalww2museum.org
5045281944425

Program Details

Format

1. We introduce the Museum in New Orleans
2. Students briefly review African American contribution to American military
3. Students learn about the Double V Campaign and analyze its meaning
4. Students view images of African Americans on WWII battlefields and on the Home Front
5. 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

Objectives

Students will learn the basic history of African Americans during WWII, both in the military and on the Home Front
Students will gain a deeper appreciation for minority rights and minority struggles in American history
Students will learn how to analyze a primary document from the time period

Standards Alignment

National Standards

NSS-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8: THE GREAT DEPRESSION AND WORLD WAR II (1929-1945)