The National WWII Musuem website released a new website & curriculum project this week. Here is part of the press release that I received (bold emphasis mine):
NEW ORLEANS, LA (March 21, 2011) – "Grow for Victory!" During World War II millions of ordinary Americans heeded that call, planting their own fresh vegetables in Victory Gardens to augment wartime food rations. This spring The National WWII Museum resurrects the tradition. Its free web-based, age-appropriate curriculum teaches modern elementary students how to plant and tend their own Victory Gardens as a way to learn about Home Front history.
The Classroom Victory Garden Project is the first curriculum of its kind and will be available to teachers across the country via the new multi-faceted website. There, educators will have access to a free, interdisciplinary curriculum taught through gardening, including social studies, literacy, math, science and art modules.
In addition to its other features, the website includes printable classroom activities, interactive games, gardening videos and recipes, and offers a free classroom poster. The Museum project also has a videoconference capability, enabling students to further explore the history of the Home Front during World War II.
Me again. My favorite feature of this site – and one that I hope other sites will copy – is a page that asks, "How much time do you have?" When you select the time available to spend on this project, they break down the steps you may take to teach the curriculum. Click the screenshot below to go directly to that page:
How to Get this Freebie: To access the free curriculum (and the other freebies), start at this page. Click on the seed packet, In the Classroom. You'll see white categories on a brown background below the seed packets. Click on whichever one you like.
How to Get a Free Poster in your Snail Mail: Visit this page. The submission asks for your name/address/school name/grades taught. The poster will arrive via snail mail; US only (international readers may download it).
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