From free resources to scheduling a field trip, the National Museum of the Pacific War offers many exciting opportunities for educators to explore. Contact our Education Department at if you have questions.

Field Trips

The National Museum of the Pacific War is an exciting, educational experience for students and teachers. The Education Department at The National Museum of the Pacific War helps you explore the history and lessons of the Pacific Theater in World War II.

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WWII and Pacific Studies Teacher Institute 2023

The National Museum of the Pacific War’s Teacher’s Institute will take place at its 6-acre museum campus in Fredericksburg in 2023. The purpose of the workshop is to engage classroom educators of 5th, 7th and 11th grade students in deeper inquiry about how WW II brought about massive changes in America. The 3-day immersive experience will require participants to acquire new content, learn how to implement lessons and to modify the lessons they learn to create a database of high-quality, teacher created lessons and resources that will be housed on site at the museum.

The lessons shared by the museum and developed for sharing will emphasize visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile learning modalities. Teachers will encounter high-quality lessons and have the time and support to add modifications to these materials for numerous divergent audiences.

All programming supports the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) Exam. Successful participants will be awarded 18 PD Credits (CPE# 902-759).

More information to follow in early 2023.

Museum Lesson Plans

We offer a library of lesson plans that are linked to specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies (TEKS) from Chapter 113. The links to the appropriate grade levels cross-reference the supported TEKS by grade and lesson plan.

Teacher Resources


A Museum Education Specialist will visit your school or festival with a fun and engaging presentation based on the museum's education outreach collection.

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