Outreach programs are offered to schools, libraries, community centers, and organizations Monday through Friday. Operation Outreach programs are available for classroom presentations for grades 3-12. Programs last approximately one hour. Preferable class sizes should not exceed 40 people. More than one session can be reserved for a visit. Programs are interactive, inquiry-based, and promote critical thinking skills.
Programs are offered to schools within a 40-mile radius of the Memorial.
Costs: Presentations are $100 each.
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS:
1. Determine if you wish to schedule a program.
2. Choose a program date and at least two alternate dates.
3. Call the Education Department Monday-Friday to make a reservation or
• The name of the program you wish to reserve.
• The number of students and chaperones in attendance.
• Name of the school, phone number and address, and grade level of the students.
• Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance.
• Upon registration, a confirmation packet will be sent. Please complete and return the confirmation form to guarantee your reservation. Failure to return confirmations and payment one week in advance will result in cancellation of the program.
• If reservations must be cancelled, please call the Memorial at 540-587-3617 immediately. Due to limited availability, programs are not guaranteed to be rescheduled.
• One adult chaperone is required for each 10 students.
• Group size is limited to 40 students per program.
• Notify the Memorial staff in advance of any special needs for mentally or physically challenged students or gifted students so appropriate accommodations can be made.
Valor, Fidelity, Sacrifice: The Life of a Soldier in World War II
The SOL certified two-hour program, entitled Valor, Fidelity, Sacrifice, provides students with hands-on experience inside their own classrooms. Students examine the types of equipment worn by WWII soldiers, view artifacts from the period, and discover shortages found on the home front. Programs are conducted by one of our highly skilled interpreters, all of whom are well trained and experienced in student interaction. Additionally, we provide educators with an extensive packet with over 60 pages of pre- and post-visit materials including lesson plans on WWII, interdisciplinary activities, technology components, and detailed instructions for interviewing veterans.
Powers of Persuasion: Propaganda in WWII
Discover how propaganda was used to influence the public and evoke powerful emotions on the war. The program includes a slide show featuring numerous propaganda posters and hands-on activities on the effectiveness of propaganda in war-time.
NOTE: To facilitate learning, our programs may require some special set-up in your classroom or other facility where the program is to be presented. Program needs may include tables, floor space, a projection screen, extension cord and/or access to an outlet. The Museums’ Education Department will contact educators or their representatives to make these arrangements in advance.