Bringing the Museum to You
The National WWI Museum and Memorial provides a variety of resources for online distance learning, whether you’re an educator, student, parent or history buff. Here you will find links to some of the educational content we provide for all ages of learners, all free to the public and accessible remotely.
Join us live!
Virtual Field TripsBring the National WWI Museum and Memorial to your class with an electronic field trip! Ideal for groups of 15 – 100 participants, these Zoom meetings allow Museum and Memorial educators to provide a live 30-minute lesson with time for a student Q&A session.
Available dates and topics
10/7/2020 — The U.S. Joins the War
10/21/2020 — WWI Propaganda
11/4/2020 — Armistice Day/Veterans Day
11/18/2020 — WWI Propaganda
12/2/2020 — The Christmas Truce
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free, one-on-one experience for your classroom through our Regnier Family Foundation Distance Learning Program. Space is limited!
Virtual ToursCan't come to the National WWI Museum and Memorial? Explore 360° views of our collection and grounds digitally on Google Arts & Culture with several narrated virtual tours.
Curator’s TourA Guided Journey through WWI History - Explore highlights of the galleries with one of our curators. View Tour ›
Architectural TourExplore the architecture of this National Historic Landmark. View Tour ›
Trenches of World War ITake a tour of the Museum's trench displays and learn about trench warfare on the Western Front. View Tour ›
Immersive Tour with Colonel (ret) R. DudleyExplore highlights of the collection with Museum and Memorial volunteer and retired Colonel Robert Dudley. View Tour ›
Showcasing the Museum’s collection and exploring the diverse history of the conflict that shaped the 20th century and beyond, our online exhibitions can be visited anytime, from anywhere.
Make Way for Democracy!
In an era of federal segregation, the national call as “champions of the rights of mankind” rang hollow. Many African Americans saw the war as an opportunity to redefine their U.S. citizenship and improve social, political and economic conditions.
Created in partnership with Google Cultural Institute, Make Way for Democracy! portrays the lives of African Americans during the war through a series of rare images, documents and objects.
Lessons & Curriculum
Explore tailored curriculum for all levels created by the Museum and Memorial, or search through our entire collection of resources on World War I by our staff and our global education partners.
How WWI Changed America
How WWI Changed America is a series of resources for educators with lessons, primary source analysis, videos and podcasts about the enduring impact of the First World War in the United States, from the overlooked contributions of Black and Native Americans, to the impact of Conscientious Objection and the Influenza Pandemic.
These resources are free to use and edit, and can be downloaded to share with students.
Online Collections Database
Access the Museum and Memorial's archives from the comfort of your own home. Our online collections database allows you to search digital records of our global collection that began in 1920.