Understanding Sacrifice: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Sunday, January 7, 2018: 12:30 PM
Congressional Room A (Omni Shoreham)
Bryce Carpenter, US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration
Dr. Bryce Carpenter, Educational Outreach Program Manager for the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), will discuss the NCA’s mission, educational outreach, and their decision to join ABMC in the 2017 Understanding Sacrifice program focusing on WWII in the Pacific.

Using examples from last year’s program, Dr. Carpenter will focus, in particular, on some of the interdisciplinary lessons developed during the course of the program, such as:

  • A English/Language Arts lesson using war poetry to analyze the experiences of those who survived the war and the lasting impact the war had on them;

  • A STEM based-lesson on importance of RADAR which invites students to plot an attack on an enemy convoy; and

  • An Art lesson that asks students to study the entrance at NCA’s Golden Gate National Cemetery and propose a plan on how they would re-design it

Many of the primary sources uncovered by the team have never been used in classrooms before or are being re-imagined for classroom use.

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