Understanding Sacrifice is a year-long professional development opportunity takes eighteen teachers on a journey of exploration and discovery through the lives of American heroes of World War II. It is conducted by National History Day® and American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). Teachers produce educational materials in a variety of disciplines from art to science and, of course, history. These classroom resources are then hosted for free on abmceducation.org to help teachers around the world reinvigorate the teaching and learning of World War II.
Established by Congress in 1923, the American Battle Monuments Commission commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces. ABMC administers 25 overseas military cemeteries and 27 memorials, monuments, and markers. For more information visit www.abmc.gov, or connect with the ABMC on Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.