I Remember: 456 Days as a World War II Prisoner of War
Grades: 3 - 12

Video Description: Richard Gearhart remembers his experience as a prisoner of war held by Germans in World War II and his release to freedom at the end of the war.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: IRemember-48**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • As a journal prompt or a think/pair/share activity, have students respond to Mr. Gearhart’s experience as a prisoner of war. What does it tell them about him, about the conditions of the war, and how does it influence (or not) their perspective of soldiers fighting in service of their country.


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.