World War II: Exploring Your Local History

World War II: Exploring Your Local History is a high school curriculum designed to engage students in learning about World War II. The purpose of this project is to help students learn about the impact of World War II in their own communities and make connections between local history and world events. The videos included in this resource serve to help make this connection by providing a larger overview of America’s role in the war, offering a look at how museum professionals and historians research and interpret the past, as well as illustrate how to go about conducting veteran interviews for the Library of Congress Veterans Oral History Project. Chaptered versions of Think TV's When Dayton Went to War, six WWII veteran history interviews, as well as a primary source PowerPoint are included.

Grade(s): 
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

Upcoming Episodes

History Around You
Air Date: Monday, April 21, 2014
Time: 1:40 PM
Conversations Through History
Air Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 1:40 PM