Teaching World War II Through the Fallen

nerc46-presbannerTuesday, Cheshire, 3:00–4:00

Teaching World War II Through the Fallen

Christina O’Connor, Hignham High School, Hingham, MA


This session explores World War II through the eyes of those who did not return. It presents resources from the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) and other archival primary source materials related to World War II. The session presents multidisciplinary strategies to teach about World War II, explains how to personalize the story of World War II, and enables the use of technology to make World War II in Northern Europe virtually accessible to students.

Target Audience: Middle School, High School

Strand Identification: U.S. History, Multidisciplinary