Museum Awarded Grant From the Foundation for MetroWest to Teachers and Curriculum Development
December 18, 2016
We are pleased to announce that The International Museum of World War II was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Foundation for MetroWest in support of new education initiatives.
The Museum will use these funds to underwrite the creation and implementation of professional development programs for middle school and high school teachers in the MetroWest region and beyond. Teachers of American history, European history, World history, and courses addressing the Holocaust, will utilize the Museum’s extensive collection to develop curricula rich in the use of important primary sources.
“As an educator, I’ve always been excited about faculty professional development,” said Marshall Carter, the Museum’s Director of Education. “Teachers themselvesare very excited about the Museum’s comprehensive collection, and the first-hand, ‘behind the scenes’ access they’ll have in our teacher sessions is unique. By telling wide-ranging stories of the war through authentic documents and artifacts, teachers will be able to help students experience history even more vividly.”
Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region. The Foundation promotes philanthropy in the region, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofits and enhances the quality of life for all MetroWest residents. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted $11.6 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $15 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.