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Classroom Connections with the N.J. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation – November 2017
November 4, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
For the 2017-18 School Year, the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation will be hosting Classroom Connections Saturdays. In this monthly series, teachers educational support professionals and other school employees will hear from Vietnam Veterans among others in a panel presentation on a particular topic.
The fall lineup will include:
Nov. 4 – The Story of the Boat People
You will learn about the Vietnamese refugees who left by sea, enduring difficult conditions to immigrate to the United States after the evacuation of Saigon. There will be a panel of three boat people as well as a second-generation Vietnamese-American. The registration deadline is Nov. 3.
Dec. 2 – Holidays in War
Learn what it was like to celebrate holidays such as Christmas, half a world away and how the Vietnamese violated traditional rules of war when they launched the Tet Offensive (the largest military campaign of the war). You will have the opportunity to stay for a tour and exploration of the museum until the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, hosted by the Vietnam Veteran volunteers. The registration deadline is Dec. 1.
The cost for each workshop is $20 and each provides three hours of professional development credit for teachers. All workshops are held on site at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation in Holmdel from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact Keri Giannotti at 201-694-5501 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit www.njvvmg.org for additional information.