For Fall 2021, we are offering several different, live virtual programs that have all been updated/reimagined based on feedback from our teacher partners!
*Scroll down to the bottom of the page for answers to Frequently Asked Questions!*
Virtual Program Descriptions:
World War I: The War to End All Wars?
This program begins with an overview of the causes of World War I and concludes with the Treaty of Versailles. Students will examine why the United States got involved in World War I, U.S. contributions to the Allied war effort, different Americans’ experiences of the war, and the outcomes of the war. Students will also learn more about the individuals highlighted in our Voices from the Great War traveling exhibit.
The Rise of Nazism
This program examines the events leading to the rise of Nazism in Germany and the tactics the Nazi Party used to gain power gradually over time, such as propaganda. The presentation is organized chronologically, and interview clips with Holocaust survivors are highlighted in the lesson. This lesson can stand alone or can be reserved with a second program: An Introduction to the Holocaust.
It Started with Words: An Introduction to the Holocaust
This program gives an age-appropriate, deep-dive into the events of the Holocaust. The presentation is organized chronologically, beginning with Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor (1933) and concluding with liberation (1944-1945). The experiences of Holocaust survivors are highlighted in interview clips throughout the lesson.
Because There's Not Many of Us Left: Voices from the Second World War
This program provides an introduction to World War II with an emphasis on the U.S. entry and involvement in the war. The presentation focuses on the different experiences and contributions of three different groups including African Americans, American women, and American soldiers. To understand how the war changed the world and the lives of so many individuals, students will listen to and analyze the stories of individuals who lived, worked, and fought during World War II.
Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II
This program highlights the contributions women made to the U.S. war effort and how women’s lives changed because of World War II. The presentation explores a variety of civilian roles women filled, women’s military service, and women who fought for equality during the war. Interview clips with home front workers and World War II veterans are highlighted throughout the lesson.
The Tuskegee Airmen: Flying for a Double Victory
This program examines the wartime experiences of the first Black pilots to fly in the U.S. military. To understand how the Tuskegee Airmen challenged racism abroad and at home, students will listen to and analyze the stories of Tuskegee Airmen and other Black soldiers who fought during World War II.
Georgia Goes to War
This program highlights the many contributions of Georgia during World War II. Following a brief overview of Georgia before World War II, the presentation focuses on the unique wartime roles of different locations in the state.To understand how Georgia changed the course of World War II, students will listen to and analyze the stories of individuals who lived in Georgia during the war.
In Search of Peace: The Arab-Israeli Conflict
This program examines the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Using primary sources, students will learn about Arab and Jewish connections to Palestine and Israel, how war has shaped the present-day borders, and the many attempts to find peace.
Out of War Comes War: The Cold War
After World War II, the United States and the U.S.S.R. emerged as world superpowers. Students will examine reunification in a post-war Germany and learn about the effects of the "Iron Curtain" on economics and politics in eastern and western Europe and the world.