D-Day Over Normandy
Narrated by the only 6-time Super Bowl-winning head coach in NFL history, the New England Patriots Bill Belichick. The World War II Foundation hired one of France’s top aerial Drone camera companies to film some of the most iconic locations in Normandy from D-Day. The result is some of the most spectacular scenes of the landing beaches and battlefields of Normandy, France viewers have ever seen. The WWII Foundation tells the story of these famous locations utilizing ONLY aerial footage from our Drone camera, along with archival footage from June 6, 1944. The foundation also matches 1-2 actual D-Day veterans with each location filmed by the drone, so these veterans can share their stories of where they were and what they experienced on D-Day.
Each of our documentary films has a corresponding quiz or essay question for use in the classroom by teachers and educators.
We encourage you to choose one of the PDFs below that is the best match for your students. It’s up to each educator if you would like to offer either the exam or the one-question essay. An answer sheet corresponds with each quiz. Our goal is not to overwhelm students with dates, treaties, and strategy. Instead, we would rather focus their attention on the individual stories of the subjects of our documentaries. We find these visual stories to be inspiring, impactful, and educational.
We hope that after viewing one of our films, students will want to learn more about the personal stories of World War II generation. Maybe they do this by reading a book, watching another documentary, or perhaps a full-length film. Maybe our films will inspire your students to ask an older family member about their role, or inquire about another relative’s story, in World War II.
We recommend the below curriculum for grades 7-12 and college.