WW II Middle School Essay Contest

The 2014 Essay Contest

On June 6, 2014 the world will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion to liberate Europe from Nazi rule. To commemorate the importance of this event, The National WWII Museum asks you to think about a time in your life where you have had to make important plans for success in spite of uncertainty.

This year, The National WWII Museum asks: How Did You Plan to Achieve Success in the Face of the Unknown?

The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2014, 5:00pm CST. View full contest guidelines and rules, and submit your essay at the link below


Students can win as much as $1000 plus have their essay featured on the WWII Museum Website.  Please encourage students to submit essays.



Young Women’s Political Leadership Retreat


The Young Women’s Political Leadership program introduces 50 high school girls to the power of political leadership. This six-day retreat includes workshops led by experts in the field on public speaking, networking, fundraising, on-camera media training, and advocacy. Young women candidates and elected officials speak to the girls about what it is like to run as a young woman, how to get involved on a local level, and why they feel it is important to get more women elected. The goal of the program is to encourage the girls to channel their leadership into politics.


Classrooms Without Borders

Classrooms Without Borders (CWB) provides world-class professional development for teachers through study seminars that take place outside of their professional environments. History, culture, politics and current events are experienced “live” through learning tours abroad.

The exposure to ancient and modern realities from a “first-person” perspective gives teachers a greater appreciation of their subject of study and specialty. They return to the classroom highly motivated and energized, their intellectual and creative batteries recharged and strengthened.

CWB employs the very best scholars and educators to steer and accompany the teachers throughout the program.



Geography Poster Contest


The posters were originally due by Feb. 14, 2014, but since we have had so much going on with the weather and water, the decision was made to extend the due date to March 15, 2014.  If you wouldn’t mind forwarding this information on to other Social Studies teachers in the state I would appreciate it.  I have been trying to get the word out so that we can get as many entries as possible.  There are cash awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each of the following divisions:  Elementary, Middle and High School.

Teachers need to contact me at afields@mail.kana.k12.wv.us to enter, as well as submit the form available on the WV Geographic Alliance Website with the poster submissions.  Any questions should be directed to me.  Posters should  be forwarded directly to the WV Geographic Alliance.


April Fields

George Washington High School

Social Studies Department

NGAW – WV Coordinator


Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.

Assistant Director

Office of Secondary Learning

Instructional Materials

Social Studies