Primary Resource Packets for Teachers
The resource packets for Teachers include reproductions of photographs, newspaper articles, maps, letters, oral histories and other primary sources on a variety of topics. The packets also contain classroom activities for middle and high school students.
Teachers Guide to the MEH
The Teachers Guide includes a Main Exhibit Hall Overview, Pre-Visit Activities, a Quiz that can be filled out while on the tour and Post-Visit Activities.
American Revolution Unit
This unit offers an extensive learning experience on the American Revolution.
The American Revolution resource contains a Unit Outline and Unit Content at a high school level but can be easily pared down for younger age groups. This unit also contains Visual Aids, Primary Resources, Projects and Activities.
Letters from WWI
This is a primary resource compilation of 28 letters Max Ottenfeld wrote home to his family during his tour of duty as part of the American Expeditionary Forces during and after WWI.
The letters depict his experiences, lifestyle and training as a soldier. The letters are to encourage deeper critical thinking about the war and a more effective understanding about the experiences of people during this time in history. Included with the letters are definitions of terms modern-day students may not know, a breakdown of the content of each letter with questions to review and generate conversation, and visual aids. Click on bulleted items below to view.
- Definitions to the letters
- Letter Breakdown
- Letters Section 1
- Letters Section 2
- Questions to the Letters
- A Postcard of a German Tank
- Photo of a Baseball Game
- Photo of Townspeople Cooks
- Photo of Soldiers Digging a Trench
- Photo of Gas Masks
- Photo of Soldiers in Line for Food
- Photo of Soldiers Getting Paid
This resource packet is designed to provide primary resources for your classroom related to the invasion of Normandy, France, beginning D-Day June 6, 1944.
It includes oral histories, letters, photographs, maps, newspaper articles and other documents related to the soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, who were the first US troops to land on OMAHA Beach. Click on bulleted items below to view.
Battle of the Bulge Packet
This packet includes a step-by-step explanation of the Battle of the Bulge.
The multiple sections also serve to provide a more specific explanation of the Battle at Butgenbach, which can be viewed as a microcosm of the larger event. Primary resources of quotations, journal entries, photographs and newspaper articles are also included. Additional aids include Medal of Honor Citations, biographies of major personalities involved, maps and an annotated bibliography. Click on bulleted items below to view.
Lesson Planning Ideas for Teachers
Educators, share your lesson plans from the following categories, and we will feature them in this section to download.
- Cold War
- Desert Storm
Learn the facts behind this country’s major military holidays with this resource.
Click any of the links below to view and print a 2-sided military holiday worksheet.