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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck welcomes Jeffrey Worthington, iHistory WW2 Project, January 24th

Jeffrey Worthington, iHistory WW2, documentary filmmaker, WW2 documentary, Interviewing WW2 veterans, WW2 vets, Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin Boyd, Motherhood IncorporatedSince graduating from Eastern New Mexico University, Producer/Director Jeffrey Worthington has dedicated the last four years to creating media that will help personalize World War II for high school students.   He developed a keen understanding of teenage audiences by writing and directing short productions for a high school drama team.  He and his team performed for youth audiences in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado.

Being an avid photographer and aspiring filmmaker, he has also written, directed, filmed, and edited a number of short film projects.  One of his short films about medical ethics was shown to the Congressional Ethics Committee in 2005.

His documentary, “For the Love of Freedom,” currently in production, features WWII veterans and civilians from across the United States and Europe.  He is currently coordinating the “iHistory Project: WWII,” a national YouTube competition for high school students (www.iHistoryProjectWW2.org).

The iHistory Project will connect teenagers with WWII veterans, giving students the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of history. The students will film an interview with a WWII veteran that will be submitted to the Library of Congress, then they will use editing recourse provided on our website to make a mini-documentary which they will submit to the competition on YouTube.

The idea that became the iHistory Project began in 2009 through Worthington’s vision of using media to mobilize youth to discover history from the people that made it. He and his team garnered support from organizations and individuals, developed the iHistory website, and pushed through obstacles in the pursuit of preserving our American history and connecting two distant generations.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on www.toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from www.itunes.com .  Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez, and Robin Boyd, and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

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Moms! Get Your Teens involved in iHistory WW2 by Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

Ihistory Project WW2

Ihistory Project WW2 - Get Involved You Tube Video

How would you like to help make history come alive? Create a mini-documentary of a World War II veteran and win a spot in a full-length documentary!

The iHistory Project is proud to announce a ground-breaking YouTube contest for students ages 12–18. Students are invited to create two films: a 30+ minute interview with a World War II veteran that will be archived at the Library of Congress, and a mini-documentary (3–5 minutes in length) from that interview. Your mini-documentary is your opportunity to tell the world how a specific soldier made their mark on American history.

With the passing of roughly 1,000 World War II veterans per day, the stories and experiences of these American heroes are rapidly being lost and forgotten forever. The iHistory Project is engaging America’s youth in an effort to preserve one of the most important events in American history.

The iHistory Project is proud to announce a video contest that will connect teenagers with WWII veterans, giving students the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of history. The students will film an interview with a WWII veteran that will be submitted to the Library of Congress, then they will use editing recourse provided on our website to make a mini-documentary which they will submit to the competition on YouTube.

The idea that became the iHistory Project began in 2009 through film maker Jeffrey Worthington’s vision of using media to mobilize youth to discover history from the people that made it. He and his team garnered support from organizations and individuals, developed the iHistory website, and pushed through obstacles in the pursuit of preserving our American history and connecting two distant generations.

The iHistory Project is working to bridge the generation gap and allow teens to engage and learn from a rapidly disappearing generation. The American heroes who served during the war had their lives changed forever by their experiences fighting for freedom.

Their stories must never be forgotten so check out http://ihistoryprojectww2.org/index.php and see how you can get involved! We will be accepting video submissions on our YouTube channel beginning February 7- 28, 2011.  Paperwork, along with your unedited interview, must be sent to the Library of Congress by February 28. Voting will take place March 7-14, 2011. The winning film will be announced April.