Submitted by Centralia Christian School
On February 4, middle school students at Centralia Christian School will join thousands of middle and high school students across America in an electronic field trip hosted by the National WWII Museum. The 50-minute live webcast offers students a rare glimpse into the revolutionary science, controversial decisions and fascinating mystery surrounding the top-secret mission known as The Manhattan Project.
Through virtual visits to significant historic sites in Washington State and New Mexico, as well as the museum’s own galleries in New Orleans, students will learn about the atomic bomb and its impact on history. The program includes original footage and artifacts from the museum, interviews with WWII experts, live polling and Q&A, teacher curriculum materials and more.
Centralia Christian middle school teacher, Robin Montgomery, enjoys bringing history to life in her classroom. She was one of 30 teachers selected nationwide to participate in the 2019 National WWII Museum’s Summer Teacher Institute. During the school year, Mrs. Montgomery has been conducting “WWII in the Classroom” teacher workshops highlighting the museum’s wealth of WWII resources, free WWII curriculum and amazing professional development opportunities. This coming summer, she will join her National WWII Museum teacher cohort on a follow-up field trip to Munich, Germany, to continue studying the Liberation and Legacy of WWII.
The Manhattan Project electronic field trip is one of many free resources created by the museum to help teachers educate their students about WWII. Mrs. Montgomery’s students have previously participated in the museum’s electronic field trips commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Teachers interested in registering for The Manhattan Project live event on February 4 or viewing past electronic field trips can visit this link: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/distance-learning/k-12-distance-learning/electronic-field-trips/manhattan-project
Middle or high school teachers interested in learning more about the museum’s resources and receiving a free WWII “Liberation and Legacy” curriculum kit are welcome to contact Mrs. Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org. Educators interested in applying for the museum’s all-expenses-paid new 2020 Summer Teacher Seminars, can follow this link: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/students-teachers/educator-resources/professional-development/summer-teacher-seminars. The deadline to apply is February 7.
About The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won and what it means today so future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. The 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards ranks the Museum No. 3 in the nation and No. 8 in the world. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit nationalww2museum.org.