Teacher Review For National WWII Museum

Great site for exploration of the science and inventions from WWII that continue to impact us today.

Joe T.
Classroom teacher
Cabell Midland High School
Ona, WV
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My Grades 10, 11
My Subjects Social Studies
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
The website is chocked full of WWII advancements in science and technology that impacted the war then and continue to impact the world today. From nutrition and computers to atomic energy and RADAR, the site offers students the opportunity to explore and find authentic images of products, posters and advertising from the era. It works well for a web quest into the discoveries and new technologies of the day. It also offers students an interactive timeline, quizzes to test their knowledge, the ability to send coded messages and even the option of setting up a virtual field trip with a docent from the museum. The students benefit and enjoy the quality pictures and concise information.
My Take
I feel that it is a wonderful website to teach students about the science and technology of WWII. It offers lesson plans that are math and science oriented and help students understand the technologies. There are links to further resources and topics for research. If you want an overview of the war and the battle strategies involved this isn't your site. If you want to teach your students about the science and technology behind the war then you will be pleased!