Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Illinois Veterans & Community Classroom Project
Students as Digital Historians

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Formerly Illinois WWII Veterans Classroom & Illinois Veterans Classroom Projects

An intergenerational, instructional technology project created by the WWII Illinois Veterans Memorial Board. This Board worked collaboratively with the Learning Technology Centers,Teaching with Primary Resources Projects at Quincy University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Illinois Central Management Services; Illinois State Board of Education; Illinois Learning Technology Centers; Illinois State Library; IlliniCloud and the Thirteen Folds Project (P.J. Staab Family) to recruit, train and assist Illinois Schools statewide since 2008.  Since then over 32 Illinois schools have accepted the challenge to assist the WWII  Board in preserving an important piece of our heritage. These young citizens create digital stories of the service and sacrifice by men and women of the “Greatest Generation," Korean, Vietnam and other military conflicts. ” who have served our country.  Through these efforts, the Illinois WWII Veterans Classroom Project was born. After 8 years of work:
  • over 1,000 digital stories have been captured and saved for future generations
  • over 550 have been turned into mini-documentaries and are house on this site
  • nearly 500 veterans' raw interviews have been submitted and accepted to the US Library of Congress’ Veteran History Project

 In addition, this project continually seeks school districts and communities wishing to work collaboratively to digitally preserve locally historical resources such as  books, journal series, and manuscript collections, photographic images, slides, maps, prints, posters, audio, and video. 

How to Support the WWII Veterans Illinois Memorial

Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donation to IVCCP

The World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial Association was incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Corporation on February 22, 2000, followed by registrations with the County Recorder of Deeds, Illinois Attorney General, IRS Employer ID number and the 501(C) (3) tax exemption. We have completed the necessary legal requirements to solicit and accept donations. An Illinois Not-for-Profit Corporation - Official Tax ID: 37-1396248. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. This group not only has organized and funded the Illinois Veterans & Community Classroom Project (IVCCP), but also fund scholarships, maintain the Illinois WWII Veterans Memorial located in the Oakridge Cemetery and monetarily support other activities that honor Illinois Veterans. Funds that are donated to IVCCP directly support  students and teachers with training, purchasing equipment and software necessary to capture and preserve veterans' personal experience. 

Memorial bricks may also be purchased to honor Illinois WWII Veterans.  More information may be found at

Illinois Veterans and Community Classroom Project
%World War II Illinois Veterans Memorial Association 
Anne Powers, Treasurer 
P.O. Box 5652
Springfield, IL 62794


Contributing Schools and Partners

Participating Schools

The following schools are currently contributing to the Illinois WWII Classroom Project:

¨        Astoria H.S., Astoria, IL
¨        Auburn H.S., Rockford, IL
¨        Carlinville H.S., Carlinville IL
¨        Carterville H.S., Carterville, IL
¨        Centennial H.S., Champaign, IL

¨        Chrisman H.S., Chrisman, IL
¨        Franklin M.S., Champaign, IL
¨        Gillespie H.S., Gillespie, IL
¨        Harlem #122 H.S., Machesney Park , IL
¨        Ladd M.S., Ladd, IL
¨        OTHS 203,O'Fallon, IL
¨        Reavis H.S., Burbank, IL

¨        Red Hill SD #10, Bridgeport, IL
¨        Rock Island H.S., Rock Island, IL
¨        United H.S & M.S, Monmouth, IL
¨        Wilbur Trempe M.S., Bethalto, IL
¨        Williamsville H.S., Williamsville, IL

Past contributing schools & communities:

¨        Carlyle M.S, Carlyle, IL

¨        Collinsville H.S., Collinsville, IL

¨        Coulterville H.S., Coulterville, IL

¨        Manito  Schools & Historical Society

¨        Nashville H.S., Nashville, IL

¨        Springfield H.S., Springfield, IL

                             Founding Partners


·          Illinois WWII Veterans Memorial Board

·          Area 5 Learning Technology Center

·          Teaching with Primary Resources at -
            - Quincy University &

            - Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

·          Illinois Central Management Services

·          Illinois State Board of Education

·          Illinois Learning Technology Centers

·          Illinois State Library


                       Other Partnerships

·         Thirteen Folds Project
           - P.J. Staab Family, Springfield, IL

·          McCormick Foundation - Chicago, IL



How to Support the Project

Donation to IVCCP may be accomplished by:

Checks may be sent to: 

Illinois Veteran and Community Classroom Project
%Illinois Principals Foundation- Fiscal Agent
2940 Baker Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5901

Illinois War Memorials

         Illinois WWII Memorial

        Illinois Korean Memorial

Illinois Vietnam Memorial

   Middle East Conflicts Memorial