Join the Museum for a free four-part Online Learning Series designed specifically for adults, exploring Japan's rise to power, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and key events of the early days of the Pacific war.
This compelling series features four hour-long live presentations participants can access directly from their computers.
This is not a research paper about Anne Frank or World War II, but the opinions in the essay should be backed by historical evidence from WWII as well as modern-day events. To apply, the student must submit an online submission form on The National World War II Museum website that contains his/her 1,000-word essay on the current year's theme.
The causes of US intervention, the changing landscape of diplomatic relations (especially in Asia), the progression of events in the Pacific theatre, the brutal nature of the fighting in the Pacific, the events leading up to Japan's surrender, and the impact of the war across Asia.
Learn how the war in the Pacific began, how it was fought and won, and how the combatants and civilians of Japan, the United States, and other combatant nations understood the war at the time.
Study more about the events that led to the attack on Pearl Harbor and the factors that led to President Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb.The applicant will be notified if his/her entry is accepted.Essays will be judged for originality, clarity of expression, adherence to contest theme, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.Gift of David Lawrence, from the collection of The National WWII Museum. The National World War II Museum will accept the first 500 valid entries only.” Essays will be evaluated based on the student’s use of historic and contemporary evidence to support their argument, historical accuracy, and the essay’s originality, as well as clarity of expression, adherence to the contest theme, grammar, and punctuation.The 2015 Museum Student Essay Contest is open to all middle school students (Grades 5-8) and all high school students (Grades 9-12) in the United States, United States territories, and military bases, and closes on March 31, 2015.Jointly offered with The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA, this course explores the Allied campaign across the Pacific during World War II through the eyes of the soldiers and civilians who lived through it.Encounter the battles of Midway, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, and more from the vantage point of individuals fighting on the ground, at sea, and in the air on both sides of the conflict.Three of them, John Bradley, Ira Hayes (Pima) and Rene Gagnon, survived the war while the remaining three, Sgt.Frank Sousley, and Corporal Harlon Henry Block, were either killed on Iwo Jima or died before the war had ended.