I have started a conversation with our 8th grade social studies teachers about collaborating with classrooms around the world in sharing personal stories about WW2. The idea is to get the perspectives of what the war was like in Germany, Japan, England, France, Italy, etc . Our students need to learn it is not "all about them."
We are imagining a wiki with pages devoted to different countries, and the students using different tools to tell the stories. We are open for other suggestions and ideas - we are just brainstorming and looking for partners at this point. Please spread the word around the world!!