ONLINE RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION
The Midway Institute’s staff has compiled a selection of resources derived from our past seminars and from the ongoing work of Institute faculty and participating teachers. This is a dynamic collection of resources.
FLIGHT DECK OPERATIONS ABOARD THE USS MIDWAY
Join Rudy aboard the USS Midway Museum as he explains the workings of the flight deck from launching aircraft from the bow to recovering them at the stern. Rudy explains every aspect of the flight deck crew’s delicate ballet as they work at some of the most dangerous jobs in the world.
USS MIDWAY, A CITY AT SEA (Support Services)
Young sailors went to sea aboard the USS Midway for six to ten months at a time. How did the ship provide for their comfort and welfare during these long voyages? Join Rudy as he explores the City at Sea that met the needs of its crew with everything from the day-to-day necessities like laundry services to soft ice cream and the latest movies.
DAILY LIFE ABOARD THE USS MIDWAY (Berthing & Feeding)
The two most-asked questions by visitors aboard the USS Midway are “Where did they sleep?” and “What did they eat?” Join Rudy as he looks at living conditions aboard the carrier for the 4,500 young men who served aboard. He’ll take you from the Admiral’s quarters to the berth of the lowest seaman, then from a galley preparing 2,500 solid meals four times a day, to the Captain’s pantry where a chef prepares meals for one.
MIDWAY VIRTUAL INSTITUTE
Launched in the summer of 2021 in response to the continuing need for teacher professional development. Short online seminars will be held during the the school year on a variety of topics oriented to the material that teachers are planning to teach within the next few weeks. Further information as to exact topics, schedules, and the registration process will be announced on this web site it becomes available.
TEACHING AMERICAN HISTORY
The Midway Institute for Teachers and Teaching American History (TAH.org) cooperate to present a seminar series on Essential Documents of American Freedom. Seminars are offered several times during the school year for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, or any teacher who uses American primary source documents. These free seminars are each based on an original source and are conducted as Socratic discussion will be provided for all participants attending, and some dates will include a short virtual guided tour of some part of the ship.
For the most current information on upcoming events.
Please go to: https://teachingamericanhistory.org
GILDER-LEHRMAN INSTITUTE PROGRAMS
The Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History conducts numerous programs for teachers, including past one-week summer seminars in partnership with the Midway Institute for Teachers on such topics as the Vietnam War and the Global Cold War.
Midway Institute for Teachers