PROJECT WW2.0 (AKA THE WW2 TIME CAPSULE PROJECT)
Our Logic: EVERY SINGLE K-12 Student in America (and the world for that matter) should spend a large amount of time studying the lessons learned during WW2. These lessons deal with Struggle, Hope, Achievement, Honor, Frugality, Industry, Love and a million other wonderful characteristics….
TEACH YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT THE GREATEST GENERATION!!!
These videos and lessons are 100% FREE…TEACH THEM!!!
Above: The 101st Airborne
Have you ever read “The Greatest Generation?”
In “The Greatest Generation,” Tom Brokaw argues that the World War II generation’s perseverance through difficult times is a testament to their extraordinary character. Their remarkable actions, during times of war and peace, ultimately made the United States a better place in which to live. Born and raised in a tumultuous era marked by war and economic depression, Brokaw asserts, these men and women developed values of “personal responsibility, duty, honor and faith.” These characteristics helped them to defeat Hitler, build the American economy, make advances in science and implement visionary programs like Medicare. According to Brokaw, “[a]t every stage of their lives they were part of historic challenges and achievements of a magnitude the world had never before witnessed.”
Brokaw credits the Greatest Generation with much of the freedom and affluence that Americans enjoy today. “They have given the succeeding generations the opportunity to accumulate great economic wealth, political muscle, and the freedom from foreign oppression to make whatever choices they like,” he writes. Despite these achievements, however, Brokaw believes that the Greatest Generation remains remarkably humble about what they’ve done. He concludes, “[i]t is a generation that, by and large, made no demands of homage from those who followed and prospered economically, politically, and culturally because of its sacrifices.”
In an effort to personify these lofty accomplishments, Brokaw profiles a few dozen members of the Greatest Generation, including some who gained significant notoriety in the years following World War II. Andy Rooney, best known for his segment on television’s “60 Minutes,” was a young sergeant reporting for the Army’s Newspaper’s Stars and Stripes, during the war. Another notable member of this generation was Julia Child, an American chef who spent the war years working for the Office of Strategic Services (a precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency). Several prominent politicians also served in World War II. George Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was a Navy Air Corps pilot who survived after being shot down during a bombing run on a Japanese target. Another was 1996 presidential candidate Bob Dole, an Army lieutenant who was gravely wounded as he led a charge against a fortified German position.
Allies holding a captured flag.
Brokaw is no doubt passionate in his favorable assessment of such people and the ideals they represent. With that said……..
Our WW2 Vets who fought and the men and women who served on the home front are leaving us at a very, very fast rate…..The Greatest Generation is moving on…
QUESTION – How much wisdom and insight is being LOST?
How many stories of valor, courage and will power are leaving us?
What LESSONS did they learn that can HELP FUTURE generations???
My guess is that most people living today have relatives or friends that know these WW2 people in some capacity…They are parents, grand parents and great grand parents…………
MISSION OF WW2.0 = We want to RECORD this living information and catalog it for future use and inspiration………..
HOW CAN YOU HELP???
*This can make an INCREDIBLE FAMILY, SCHOOL OR HOME PROJECT that can benefit your students, children and future generations to come……..
It can be good for the country and all of humanity….EVERY SINGLE STUDENT OR PERSON can participate in some capacity….It does not take much time and it can SHAPE our very future………LESSONS LEARNED, WISDOM AND STORIES FROM WW2….
That’s EASY….Start sending us your stories and/or lessons learned…….We want to know the seldom told stories of valor, courage and will from soldiers, wives, sweet-hearts, civilian soldiers, nurses, doctors, machinists, tank makers, grocery store owners, dock workers, pilots, navigators, students, bombardiers, etc….If they were alive in WW2 and the war touched them in some profound way we NEED to hear about it….Stories, lessons learned, and/or anything they want to share…..The clock is ticking……….
IDEAS FOR TEACHERS:
In our humble opinion this is the ultimate “real world” assignment for students….What can possibly be more valuable than learning the lessons learned from these truly incredible (real) heroes… It’s ours for the taking–it needs to be shared with all of humanity…Give this wisdom to the people!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help us to save and cherish this information.
You can also look at the Virtual Chronology courtesy of our friends Wikipedia
PS: Anything sent to us might be published—hence—tell the interviewers and interviewees that we of course retain all rights to publish these fantastic stories and lessons….We have waivers so if you need one simply email us and we’ll email you one right away…….