WWII Teacher Professional Development Website Goes Live

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The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) is proud to announce the launch of Understanding Sacrifice (abmceducation.org/understandingsacrifice).

Sponsored by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), this website is part of an 18-month professional development program for middle- and high-school teachers. Working with National History Day and RRCHNM, 18 teachers are developing interdisciplinary lessons about WWII in Northern Europe. They are also researching the life of a service member buried or memorialized at an ABMC cemetery. The resulting profiles will be incorporated into the lessons.

The goal is to bring ABMC resources into classrooms to help students better understand the service, experience, and sacrifice of American service members who served and died during World War II.

Visit the site to:

  • meet the 18 teachers selected to participate;
  • see the cemeteries and memorials the teachers will visit during the field study; and
  • sign-up to receive email updates as lessons and other resources are posted.

The full site will launch in November 2015.

Visit Understanding Sacrifice today to follow the progress of this important project!

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