The Remembering World War II Speaker Series
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- Veterans History Project
Motivated by the urgent need to collect
the stories and experiences of war veterans while
they are still among us, the U.S. Congress created the Veterans History
Project in October
2000. The legislation calls upon the American Folklife Center at the Library
of Congress to
collect and preserve audio- and video-taped oral histories, along with documents
such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and home movies, of America's
war veterans and those
who served in support of them during World War I, World War II, and the Korean,
and Persian Gulf wars.
- The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Americans have gone to war to win their independence, define their freedoms, and defend their interests around the globe. This Smithsonian online exhibition examines how wars have shaped the nation's history and transformed American Society.
- Veterans Day Teacher Resource Guide (pdf)
The Department of Veteran Affairs developed this Teacher Resource guide to help educators incorporate Veterans Day activities into their classroom.
- Veterans Day - FREE Teaching ad Lnearning Resources
Teaching and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies such as the Library of Congress.
- Echoes of War: Stories from the BIG RED ONE
This web site and the corresponding television episodes focus on the First Infantry Division - the "Big Red One." You will find five webisodes in the video gallery, sample artifacts from the First
Division Museum, biographical sketches of the participating veterans, useful
internet links, and interactive activities useful in classroom settings.
- Rutgers Oral History Archives of World War II
Records the personal experiences of men and women who served on the
homefront and overseas; based on in-depth interviews of individuals
who lived through World War II, beginning with an initial target
group of Rutgers College alumni and Douglass College alumnae.
Voices of WWII for Use in the Classroom
Includes numerous pages of teacher and student resources, lesson
plans and ideas, over 130
interview transcripts, a step by step "How to do Oral History" section,
as well as a wealth of
information on grants, scholarships, contests, and links to veterans organizations,
geographical resources, research sites, photographs and documents, translations,
registration and oral history sites.
American Ex-Prisoners of War
Contains over 200 biographies of America's Ex-Prisoners of War from
World War II thru the Persian Gulf War. You will find personal stories
and remembrances of ex-POWs or their families.
National World War II Museum (New Orleans)
Check out the online exhibit and educational resources at America's National World War II Museum.
National World War II Memorial
You will find facts, photos and information about the Memorial dedication.
Minnesota State University Moorhead is conducting oral history
interviews of area veterans. You can listen to audio recordings
of veterans sharing their experiences during the various wars: World
War II, Korean Conflict, Viet Nam Era and Gulf War Era.