Using Living Histories to Explore the Significance of Sacrifice: The 70th Anniversary of VJ Day

August marks the 70th anniversary of the close of WWII. What significance does this month hold for adolescents today? The world has changed in many ways, but the values that brought it out of those dark days are more important than ever. In this edWeb webinar,hosted by the Lessons of Personal Bravery and Self-Sacrifice community, presenter Cathy Ehlers-Metcalf guided a discussion on August 1945 and what that month meant to the US, Japan, the world, and the future — and why it still matters today. Attendees learned how to increase students’ knowledge of VJ Day with “living histories” and accompanying instructional activities.