Los Veteranos: Latinos in World War II

by  The National WWII Museum

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An important part of U.S. history long before WWII, the war gave Latinos new opportunities and presented them with new challenges. Because Latinos did not serve in segregated units, as African Americans did, their WWII history is sometimes overlooked. Was that history unique, and if so, how? Students learn about Latino WWII heroes and average soldiers, as well as issues of ethnicity and acculturation on the Home Front.

This program is offered free of charge during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15) through generous support from Pan American Life Insurance Group.

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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


50 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

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

Primary Disciplines

Problem Solving, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

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

Booking Information

*This program is offered free of charge when presented between Sept 15th- Oct 15th for Hispanic Heritage Month thanks to the Pan American Life Insurance Group*

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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. The program begins with a virtual visit through the museum;
2. Students and teachers are inroduced to the founder of the museum, Stephen Ambrose, and the museum's mission;
3. Students are then introduced to immigration time patterns of Latinos from Latin America;
4. Students learn of the rich military tradition of Latinos in American history, including World War II;
5. Students learn of the heroics of Latinos and Latinas in World War II;
6. Students learn about Latino culture through an exercise with a Latino folksong;and
7. Oral histories are presented from two World War II veterans: one felt discriminated against, the other did not, due to their race.


Conduct research using primary and secondary sources to describe key events or issues in American History
Demonstrate historical perspective through political, social, and economic context in which an event occurred
Analyze the impact that certain individuals, ideas, events, and decisions had on the course of history
Examine the effects of the Great Depression and the Midwestern “Dust Bowl”” on agricultural employment demands and competition pertaining economic conditions
Analyze the relative importance of the legacy of World War I, the depression, ethnic and ideological conflicts, imperialism, and traditional political or economic rivalries as underlying causes of World War II
Utilize primary sources to dispel stereotyping of ethnic origins
Identify the manner in which certain ethnic groups attained assimilation into American society
Discuss the cooperation between governments concerning the principles of supply and demand

Standards Alignment

National Standards