Fifteen student/teacher teams will gather in Washington DC June 18-30th of 2016 to take part in a rigorous study of D-Day and World War II. With lectures from World War II historians, participating in a scholarly study of war memorials in the DC area, walking in the footsteps of history on the beaches of Normandy students and teachers will be fully immersed in history. The main assignment for each group will be the Silent Heroes Project where each team will research a soldier from their region who fought at Normandy and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
While learning is a main objective of this institute, your final day in Normandy will be a day of remembrance. Students will have the opportunity to lay a wreath at the grave of a Silent Hero buried at the American Cemetery and present eulogies based on the individual they researched.
Teams consist of a middle school or high school teacher or librarian and a student in either their sophomore or junior year in high school. Team applications must be turned in by midnight Monday, November 30, 2015.
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