Why Bring Your Class Here?
Class trips at the Memorial and Museum offer students unique opportunities to hear first-hand accounts and perspectives about the Vietnam War and Era. Since 1998, we have hosted over 120,000 students and educators, representing the region’s diverse school districts. Many have participated in our educational programs for over a decade. We have hosted some school districts annual for year after year.
Our programs supplement and enhance classroom instruction through the integration of New Jersey State Department of Education Student Learning Standards in Social Studies and English Language Arts in addition to other cross-disciplinary learning. We can accomodate science classes in terms of talking about Orange Agent and deforestation impacts. We can talk to Psychology students regarding PSTD.
We rely on Vietnam Veterans to help us educate the students and educators of New Jersey and the region. Our tour guides come from all over the state. Many are retired educators. The factual information provided to the students during their visits is enhanced by their personal stories. When asked what they remember most about their tour, most students say it was the Vietnam Veteran who took the time to share his/her story and the deeper understanding they have as a result.