The California Military History Educational Project is a California State Legislative Grant-funded joint effort of the California State Military Museum, California State University Los Angeles, and the University of California at San Diego Supercomputer Center to develop, distribute and maintain a cutting-edge, web-based, cost-free educational tool for the California Public Schools. The Project is aimed at teaching K-14 students about the importance of a civilian controlled military in our nation's history and the critical role California has played in that history. Upon its completion, the California Military History Educational Project will not only provide teachers, students and researchers to the video reminiscences of our nation's veterans, but its educational web site will chronicle California's entire military history --from the Spanish period to the present day.
TheWorld War II Submarine Veterans History Project is proud to be associated with the California Military History Educational Project. Produced in consort with the California State Military Museum, this innovative interactive online multi-media educational resource will ultimately include a "virtual field trip" of California's military history using on-line lesson plans and study units, examinations and discussion questions, teacher resource kits, oral histories, photo archives, data banks and special collections to promote the study of areas of historical importance.
Through our TEAMing relationship with the California State Military Museum and the California Military History Educational Project, teachers and students will have access to the experiences of the officers and enlisted men of the Submarine Service, as well as other branches of military service, to teach students this important period of our military history. Ultimately, students will access to letters and diaries, photographs, military archives and other online data banks available through the California State Military Museum, enabling students to substantiate their research.
A great deal of attention has been given to aligning the project with the State of California's Standards and Assessment Program in order to meet the content and skills standards for teaching California and U.S. history. In addition, this instructional web site will provide teachers and students a list of valuable links to relevant archival and informational resources via the World Wide Web.
The project goal is geared to assist educators at the K-12 level by developing an advanced video and multimedia information exchange system over the Internet which will give students access to information through an on-line community-sharing-network specifically designed for the purpose of utilizing the information productively and effortlessly. The long-term goal of this project is to dramatically advance the means to collect, store, and organize information in digital forms, and to make it readily available for searching, retrieval, and processing via communication networks.
Emphasizing research partnerships, the California Military History Educational Project will achieve great success in generating new knowledge, promoting innovative thinking, and accelerating the communication transfer process by means of the Internet.