Distance Learning

Even though we offer free admission to school groups, it may be too far for you to bring your students to the National Museum of the Pacific War. We understand and we can help! Nothing can replace the thrill of visiting our museum, but we hope you will give us the opportunity to come to your classroom through live, interactive videoconferencing to share the history of WWII with your students. There is no cost to our distance learning programs.

The Distance Learning Experience:

  • Our program runs Mondays-Thursday at 10:00-10:45am, 11:00-11:45am and 1:00-1:45pm. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). The program runs 30-45 minutes and is aligned with both the TEKS and National Standards with time at the end for Q&A.
  • Our program is designed for classes of 12-35 students though more than one class from a different location can view the lesson simultaneously, only one can participate interactively.
  • We can also work with individual teachers to create a specialized virtual program to support individual teacher lessons.
  • All Distance Learning Programs are also available as recording at www.connect2texas.net. However, videotaping our program is not permitted.
  • Inquires, questions or information about cancellation please contact us at distancelearning@nimitzfoundation.org.

Simple steps to find the right program for you and your students:

  • Head to https://www.connect2texas.net/... to find a list of programs.
  • In the Program Filter Box on the right side, select National Museum of the Pacific War as the provider. Fill in as much information as you can in the other boxes.
  • Decide on the right program for you.

Now register:

  • The Museum's Distance Learning Program reservations are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to reserve a class for a specific time:
    • Register for your program by heading to https://www.connect2texas.net/...
    • In the Program Filter Box on the right side, select National Museum of the Pacific War as the provider. Fill in as much information as you can in the other boxes.
    • Then follow the simple instructions to register for the program.
    • Preparing for your lesson is easy. Just download the pre and post-video lesson activity and the teacher's post-video evaluation and you're ready to go.


"Operation Overview"-World War II History in Review

Focus:

  • Grade 11
  • 40-45 minutes long
  • TEKS History: 2A;2B;7A;7C;7D;7F
  • TEKS Social Studies Skills: 28B;29;29B
  • National Standards: 3 and 5

Overview of lesson:

This lesson is designed to engage 11th grade students in thinking about the significance of the time period of 1939 to 1945 as a turning point in United States history. This lesson provides an efficient survey of the European Theatre and a particular sharp focus on the Pacific Theater during the war years.


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Admiral Nimitz: A Lesson in Leadership and Good Citizenship

Focus:

  • 5th and 7th Grades
  • 40-45 minutes long
  • TEKS Social Studies and History: 5.5A;5.5C;18.5A;6.2A-B;6.11A-B;7.1A;7.7E;7.17B
  • National Standards: See Teacher's Guide for full list

Overview of Lesson:

These activities are designed to actively engage in discussions around good citizenship and leadership qualities as they pertain to Admiral Nimitz and World War II. It's intent is to help students connect to the broader story of World War II's Pacific campaigns by finding similarities between their life and the lives of those impacted by World War II.


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America Goes to War, Industrial Production Key to Victory

Focus:

  • 5th Grade
  • 40-45 minutes long
  • TEKS Social Studies: 5A;24B;24C
  • National Standards: 2&3


Overview of Lesson:

This lesson is designed to provide an overview of key events that led to the United States entering World War II. Students will all kinesthetically experience the dramatic production differences between the U.S. and Japan that contributed to America's victory. The intent of this lesson is for students to have an eye opening realization about the differences in industrial production between America and Japan.

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Texas and Texans During World War II

Focus:

  • 7th Grade
  • 40-45 minutes long
  • TEKS History: 1A;7D;7E
  • TEKS Social Studies Skills: 21B;21E;22C
  • National Standards: 3&5

Overview of Lesson:

This lesson is designed to inform students about the role that Texas played in World War II and to engage students in thinking about how race, gender and class influence historical perspectives and events. The biographies of the four Texans presented in the lesson will demonstrate how World War II changed each of the Texans lives and highlights the social issues and consequent changes in American society.

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The Museum Guide to the Pacific War

Focus:

  • All Grades
  • 40-45 minutes long
  • TEKS History: 1A;2A;2B;5A;5C;6.2A-B;6.11A-B;7A,7.17B;7C;7D;7E;7F;18.5A;24B;24C
  • TEKS Social Studies Skills: 28B;21;21E;22C;29;29B
  • National Standards: 2;3;5 and C3 Framework and Common Core (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY-all grades)

Overview of Lesson:

This lesson is designed for all grades with the objective of providing a detail focus or overview of the major components of the Pacific War. This lesson provides a livestream interpretive tour of one are of the museum campus and includes: The George Bush Gallery, The Nimitz Gallery, The Pacific Combat Zone, The Japanese Garden of Peace, The Memorial Garden and The Plaza of Presidents.

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