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    PBS: THE WAR

    The companion website to the Ken Burns documentary contains personal accounts, photos and other media categorized in major categories including "At Home", "At War", and "The Witnesses". Strong written narratives and a "Search and Explore" feature make this a must visit site. Don't forget the educators portion of the site, the Snapshot Activities are very engaging and the collection of lesson plans is strong and features titles such as "Hispanics During WWII" and "Censorship".

    http://www.pbs.org/thewar/the_witnesses.htm

    WORLD WAR II WEBPAGE AT HISTORY CHANNEL SITE

    This History Channel page contains battle maps (10.7.2); video and audio clips; biographical sketches of key figures; and a D-Day timeline.

    http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii

    USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL SITE BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

    Rich resource with photo galleries of the Arizona; the events of December 7, 1941; and underwater views of the Arizona today. Also includes history and culture resources which include information about people, places, and stories. Stories include remembrances of the attack on the Arizona by survivors and U.S. Navy Salvage war diaries.

    http://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm

    Group Photo at Tuskegee InstituteTHE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN SITE BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

    The Tuskegee Airmen are described in detail at this National Park Service site. Two soldier stories are included as are descriptions of training, air fields, and a photo gallery.

    This photo was taken in March 1945 by Toni Frissell of a Tuskegee Airman and is owned by the Library of Congress.

    http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/airoverview.htm

     NAVAJO CODE TALKERS WEBLINKS

    An article on the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) site published prior to the release of the Windtalkers motion picture. It was originally in Prologue magazine's Winter 2001 issue and is written by Adam Jevec and titled "Semper Fidelis, Code Talkers". A chart with samples of the code appears at the bottom of the article. The article link is:
    http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2001/winter/navajo-code-talkers.html

    Also from NARA, a lesson based on a memorandum written about the Navajo Code talker project written during the war. Background on the topic, images of the original document, a document analysis worksheet and teaching activities are included. The lesson plan link is:
    http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/code-talkers/#documents

    A Navajo Code Talkers Dictionary is located at this site:
    http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/nativeamerican01/dictionary.html

    http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2001/winter/navajo-code-talkers.html

    Code Talkers and home front WWII