The World War II Research and Writing Center is pleased to announce the release of a new educational website. WWII Education, which will provide users to online courses, webinars, and more! We are excited to announce the release of our new course Finding the Answers Through the IDPF.
Course dates: May 14 – July 16, 2018
The Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) is one of the most important files researchers can obtain for World War II service members who died or are still considered Missing In Action (MIA.) The details contained in these files are more than date of death, cause of death, and locations of burials. We learn about the service history, medical history, family stories and grief, decisions which had to be made by family members, family drama, the inability to recover remains, and sometimes connect with other researchers who have requested the file in the past.
This course will begin on Monday May 14 and run for 10 weeks. You will explore seven extensive modules, which include 27 downloads, case studies, and worksheets. Additionally, you will be given access to an exclusive Facebook Group during the course period plus two additional weeks, in which you can have conversations, share files, and connect with other researchers.
Registration to May 14 – access to the private Facebook Group.
Week 1: Course Introduction and Week 1 American Graves Registration Service
Week 2: Week 2 Locating and Identifying the Dead
Week 3: Continuation of Week 2
Week 4: Week 3 Understanding the IDPF Contents
Week 5: Continuation of Week 3
Week 6: Continuation of Week 3
Week 7: Week 4 Temporary Burial
Week 8: Week 5 Moving Deeper into the IDPF with case studies
Week 9: Continuation of Week 5
Week 10: Week 6 Course Wrap-Up
Additional two weeks – Facebook Group access.
In this 10 week course students will be exposed to the IDPF (Individual Deceased Personnel File) and the grittier aspects of war. There will be graphic images, and content, and emotional and personal letters from family members who want to know more about their soldier who died in action.
Jennifer Holik will go into great detail with some analysis of the cases and will find a guided connection to some of the dead. It is with great care and respect that the service and our staff work with the records of those Soldier Dead. This course is great for the mature 9th-12th grader who is interested in WWII and who will enjoy reading the personal stories of the Servicemen lost in action.
This course would suit to fulfill requirements for a High School History Course. The course releases new content each week. After 10 weeks the course will be available to use at your leisure.
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Researching your service member’s history can be complex. The World War II Research and Writing Center provides expert research experts to tackle your most challenging research questions. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for project details and costs. We have researchers on-site at the National Archives facilities to obtain materials within a few weeks, and a network of researchers and tour guides around the globe.
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