We are working, throughout the year, to support educators as they incorporate veteran stories into the classroom.
Annual Teacher Conference
Our first conference in Washington, D.C. hosted 30 amazing teachers. Our latest in Charleston brought in over 70 teachers to the U.S.S. Yorktown. This summer, we are taking a different approach by having a European conference. Only a few teachers from each of the countries involved in the Korean War will attend. Be sure to stay with us for updates on our next conference in the U.S.
We are constantly working to bring veterans and their stories into the classroom. We are proud to announce the completion of several AP World History modules. This year, we are working on modules for AP Human Geography as well, so stay tuned.
Teachers from our annual conference collaborate and share lessons each year. We work to make these lessons available to you by archiving them here.
We encourage everyone to get out there and interview their local veterans. That is why we created a toolkit that teaches you how to set up an interview day at your school or local library. We work with educators to get students in the interview room with veterans where they can learn a host of real world skills. We are also working with the nonprofit, Witness to War, to make interviewing our veterans as easy as possible.
Want to start an interview day at your school? Here is a toolkit to help organize your event.
Want to start smaller? We have a great way to get any student involved. Have them watch a veteran interview and complete a TRANSCRIPT. The memorial needs volunteers to create transcripts (verbatim scripts of what is said by the interviewer and the veteran) to create subtitles and make the archive a great resource for historians. To start, email us for an assignment. Once the transcript is complete, use this FORM to turn in the document. It is important to note that the transcript must have time stamps no longer than 30 seconds each to be useful for translation and subtitles. Here is the format: