WWI Webinar Series: “WWI Education” Adapting to a Pandemic Coping World
An item from the World War One Centennial Commission.
WWI Webinar Series
Building the National WWI Memorial
In Washington, D.C.
Friday June 19, 2020 , 1p Eastern • “WWI Education” Adapting to a Pandemic Coping World
Friday, June 19, 2020 @ 1pm Eastern
Adapting to a Pandemic Coping World
The subject of WWI in our national consciousness made great headway during the Centennial period. There were books, exhibits, events, major motion pictures, news articles and much, much more.
One of the areas of progress was in our education initiative. The US World War One Centennial Commission created an education partnership with the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, National History Day and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
In 2020, the Coronavirus Pandemic has closed schools nationwide, shuttered the National WWI Museum and Memorial, completely shifted the norms of the 2020 National History Day and stopped direct teacher training events for Gilder Lehrman.
So where are we in educating about WWI in a Pandemic coping world?
Actually in a pretty exciting place!
Join us for our webinar at 1 pm ET on Friday, June 19th with our all-star panel including:
Director of Programs,
National History Day;
Curator of Education,
National WWI Museum and Memorial; and
Director of Education,
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
All attendees will get a free copy of the comprehensive, but compact
20-page mini WWI history eBook
SHORT DOCUMENTARY BONUS
When the United States entered World War I in 1917, there was an outpouring of patriotism and support for the war effort, sentiments reinforced by George Creel and the Committee on Public Information over the next two years.
Not all Americans, however, favored American involvement.
There was opposition to both the war and the government’s policy of conscription, believed to disproportionally affect ethnic or racial minorities and those of low socio-economic status.
There was also a belief that the war would not “make the world safe for democracy” but would rather financially benefit arms and munitions manufacturers.