Educators & Students

Explore the Museum's Educational Resources

From free resources to internships, the Museum offers many exciting opportunities for educators and students alike. Contact our Education Department at or 816.888.8113 if you have questions.

Education Resources

Understanding the Great War

A bi-monthly email newsletter of free education resources from the National World War I Museum and Memorial and the United States World War I Centennial Commission, with partners including the Library of Congress, National History Day, HISTORY®, National Archives, MacArthur Memorial, Aberdeen Proving Ground, The Great War YouTube Channel, and many others.

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Additional Education Resources and Lesson Plans from the Museum:

Need primary sources?

Check out the Timeline of World War I or view the over 27,000 photographs, letters and other primary sources in our Online Collections Database.

The following primary sources from the Museum's collection were selected to accompany specific lessons including those from National History Day's Teaching World War I Resource Book:

Plan a Field Trip

Museum visits encourage experiential learning, which has been proven to be one of the most effective methods of teaching. Grant assistance is available. Looking for ways to engage your students during their visit to the Museum? Look through our Scavenger Hunts.

Professional Development

View the calendar of upcoming events to find teacher workshops and learn more about our yearly summer Teacher Fellowships.


The Museum offers college students many exciting opportunities for rewarding internships.