Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom
The Albert H. Small Student/Teacher Institute
June 15-27, 2013
THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED FOR 2012- PLEASE LOOK FOR US IN 2013.
Read about the 2011 Normandy Scholars Institute in Soldier magazine here!
Summer Institute 2013
National History Day announces an exciting and unique summer institute for teachers and students. In June 2013, fifteen student/teacher teams will engage in a rigorous study of D-Day and World War II. Students and teachers will be immersed in lectures presented by leading World War II historians, participate in a scholarly study of the war memorials in the D.C. area and walk in the footsteps of history on the beaches of Normandy. Students will study about and make presentations on various aspects of the Normandy Campaign. The last day in Normandy will be a day of remembrance. The students will lay a wreath at the American Cemetery and present eulogies based on individual pre-institute research of a soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Application Process for Teams of Albert Small Scholars
The teachers will be selected by the National History Day committee based on the following criteria:
Students will be selected by the teacher. (suggested process)
Travel, room and board will be covered by the institute.
Because of the physicality of the institute all participants must be able to stand for 45 minutes and walk for at least two miles. In addition, the complexity of the institute’s logistics does not allow for families to accompany the selected participants.
Putting a Face to the Sacrifice of our World War II Veterans.
The major assignment for the students and teachers who went to Normandy was the Fallen Soldier Project. Each student/teacher team researched a soldier from their home state who fought at Normandy and paid the ultimate sacrifice. After exhaustive research the students and teachers created a website dedicated to their soldier's life and ultimate sacrifice. Please logon to the websites and see what stellar work the students and teachers did and read the poignant eulogies to their soldiers that were read at the graves of their unsung heroes.
Private Cecil E. Garner, Oklahoma
Created by Taylor Bromlow
Corporal Eugene W. Morrison, Oregon
Created by Brandon Gunn
Private Arvid L. Setran, Minnesota
Created by Lacy Myrman
Tech. 5 Frank J. Bennino & PFC Horace J. Bennino, Connecticut
Created by Jenna Stone
Private Ruben R. Tellez, California
Created by Tiffany Schumak
1st Lieutenant Brigido Gonzalez, Nevada
Created by Phalguni Vetrichelvan
Tech. 5 Terrence D. Cosgriff, Washington
Created by Joseph Landoni
Major Courtney B. Neilson, Indiana
Created by Jason Lewis
Private John H. Harris, District of Columbia
Created by Erick Chavez
MoMM2 Joseph Vanasky Jr., Ohio
Created by Samantha Fletcher
Staff Sergeant John B. Guerreo, Texas
Created by Ethan Webster
2nd Lietenant Dean A. Woods, Nebraska
Created by Michael Shimek
Sergeant John P. Ray, Louisiana
Created by Kalie Indest
Staff Sergeant James. H. McMahon, Iowa
Created by Jacob Eden
Web Sites In Progress
Corporal Albert J. Jenson, Vermont
Created by Richard Otis
NHD Normandy Web Site Archive
See past Normandy Scholar Web Sites on the New NHD Normandy Web Site Archive Page