How to teach D-Day
From media reports to source documents, this collection of lesson resources will inspire teachers across the curriculum to celebrate the anniversary of the Normandy landings. Website source is the Guardian News and Media Teacher Network division.
The Normandy Invasion
The Normandy Invasion From Discovery Education lesson plans library. A D-day lesson plan for students grades 9-12. Accessed through Wayback Archives.
World War 2: The Invasion of Normandy
D-day resources from the Historyguy.com that specializes in Military History, World Conflicts, American Politics, and Biographies.
TeachersFirst's D Day Resources
This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students honor D Day and the important events of World War II through related projects and classroom activities.
Message Drafted by General Eisenhower in Case the D-Day Invasion Failed and Photographs Taken on D-Day
From The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration teaching with Documents division
Internet Archive D-Day Broadcast recordings
On June 6, 1944, the allies invaded Normandy in what was to become known as the D-Day assault. The Internet Archive has made available recordings of the real-time news broadcasts that were Americans' window into what was happening. With no internet or television, these broadcasts were the public's only access to the events overseas as their loved ones participated in what was to become one of the most well-known assaults in military history. The recordings span June 6 and June 7 as Americans listened for the success or failure of this monumental mission.
A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish
Wartime columnist Ernie Pyle personalizes the losses on the beaches of Normandy. This resource includes the article written and recordings of veterans retelling their experiences.
1944 Newsreel: "D-Day!"
News video overview of D-Day from the U.S. Office of War Information (played in theaters):
D-Day: "The Great Crusade"
Eisenhower's address to the troops prior to Operation Overlord (code name for the Normandy assault)
The Fallen: a visual reminder of those lost at Normandy
Sandinyoureye makes sand & ice sculptures. The Fallen are sand drawings of people created on the beaches of Normandy to represent the 9000 civilians, German and Allied Forces that died on the 6th June D-Day landing conflict.
The National World War II Museum
Renowned historian, author and educator, Dr. Stephen Ambrose founded The National World War II Museum Foundation in New Orleans in 1991. The Museum, which opened on June 6, 2000, is the only museum in the United States that addresses all of the amphibious invasions or "D-Days" of World War II, honoring the more than one million Americans who took part in this global conflict. The National World War II Museum opened its doors on the 56th anniversary of the Normandy invasion that liberated Europe. It is located in New Orleans, Louisiana because it was here that Andrew Higgins built the landing craft used in the amphibious invasions; the landing craft which President Eisenhower believed won the war for the Allies. The Museum stands as our country's tribute to the men and women who made the invasions in Europe, Africa and the Pacific theaters successful. It presents their stories to an international audience, preserves material for research and scholarship, and inspires future generations to apply the lessons learned from the most complex military operation ever staged.
National D-Day Memorial
Find resources remembering the Normandy Invasion, commonly known as D-Day, by the Allied Forces. From the National D-Day Memorial site in Bedford, Virginia (so located because proportionally Bedford suffered the greatest number of losses from any US community).