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The War That Changed Your World: Science and Technology of WWII

from The National WWII Museum

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Today’s televisions, computers, and cell phones can all trace their origins to technological advancements realized during WWII. Other facets of our modern lives owe a debt to WWII, too: modern building materials, ways of teaching and learning, even the way your supermarket stocks its shelves. Students explore a top ten list of WWII science and technology and brainstorm design solutions to various WWII challenges.

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About This Program

Cost

By Request: $100.00
By Request Premium: $80.00


Museum accepts checks, major credit cards, and school P.O.s.

Length

Approximately 1 hour, but can run longer for block schedule classes.


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:

none

Maximum participants:

60


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Sciences, Character Education, Technology/Information Science, Problem Solving


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature or for those cancelled at least 24 hours in advance

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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.

Contact:
Kate Fitzgerald
samm@norsoft.net
5045281944425

Program Details

Format

1 Intro the museum
2 General background of technology and inventors
3 Pre WWII technology used
4 List and discussion of Top 10 technologies that emerged because of and from WWII
5 Questions and answers

Objectives

•Explore WWII artifacts, gaining insight into history through object-based inquiry

•Analyze and debate decisions by politicians, military officials, and scientists during WWII

•Explore problem-solving and teamwork strategies by tackling a WWII design challenge

•Gain an appreciation through examples for the value that science and technology plays in history

•Gain a knowledge of several career opportunities related to the study of history

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Nss-USH.5-12.8 ERA 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)