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The museum is proud to participate in the
National Education Association’s Read Across America program.
The theme for this year’s reading motivation and awareness program is:
Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers.
This year we are excited to offer both in-person and online options, allowing you to participate no matter your geographic location.
We are excited to once again offer an in-person option to bring your students to the museum where volunteers will bring six books to life at the museum exhibit corresponding to the theme of each book.
All books are targeted to 1st – 5th grade readers.
Advanced registration is required and space is limited to the first 24 classes.
Click here to learn more and register for this free program.
You will receive a confirmation email with arrival instructions.
No matter your geographic location, educators and youth leaders are invited to register for the FREE virtual reading program!
The Museum’s Education Division has selected a variety of age-appropriate books for 1st - 5th grade readers to be featured in this year's virtual Read Across America program. With permission from the authors and publishers of these books, a YouTube link to a short video (8 -15 minute) of each book will be provided to all registrants. Each video will include the book reading, with images from the book, and a short tour of a corresponding museum exhibit.
-"Thundermouse" read by author Caroline Jensen
-“What Grandma Did” read by author Erin Miller
-“The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee” read by a member of the Ohio Education Association
-“Fly, Girl, Fly!: Shaesta Waiz Soars Around the World” read by author Nancy Roe Pimm
-"Nobody Owns the Sky: the Story of Bessie Coleman" read by a member of the Ohio Education Association
-Additional books may be added, follow us here for updates.
Register now for access to these videos.
To register, email the Education Division at NationalMuseum.MUT@us.af.mil.
Include "Read Across America" in the subject line and add your name, city and state in the body of the email.
At the request of the authors and publishers, access to these videos will be restricted from March 1-31, 2024. All registrants will be granted access starting March 1, 2024.
We look forward to sharing this exciting program with you!
If you have any questions, please call 937-255-8048.
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