U.S. Army Museums Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Mission Topic: World War II: Victory over Japan (V-J Day)
Introduction to V-J Day:
On Aug. 15, 1945, Japan surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II. On Sep. 2, 1945, Japan’s formal surrender took place aboard a U.S. Navy ship in Tokyo Bay. Since then, both Aug. 15 and Sep. 2 have been known as “Victory over Japan Day,” or simply “V-J Day.” Following the surrender of Nazi Germany three months earlier, Japan’s surrender in the Pacific brought six years of global warfare to an end.
How the Scavenger Hunt Works:
This worksheet has pictures of artifacts that must be found online at an Army Museum somewhere in the world to answer a specific question related to V-J Day. The questions provide hints for where to locate the artifact and key words to help you search on a website. You will need access to the internet to conduct your scavenger hunt and to answer the questions.
U.S. Army Museum websites can be found at the U.S. Army Center of Military History website under the MUSEUMS drop-down menu: https://history.army.mil/museums/directory.html
Begin searching the website to find the museums you need. The pictures and answers will be found on either the museum information web page or on their official website. You will have to do some exploring to figure it out. Hooah!
Quick tips on How the Scavenger Hunt Works:
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