Online Learning

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!

  • Webinar: Causes of WWI
    Wednesday, 10/28/2020, 7 p.m. CDT — Register Now ›

  • Webinar: Modern Gay Rights and WWI
    Wednesday, 11/4/2020, 7 p.m. CST — Register Now ›

  • Virtual Event: The Grit Factor - Shannon Huffman Polson
    Tuesday, 11/10/2020, 6:30 p.m. CST — RSVP Now ›

  • Virtual Event: Ireland and the Complexities of Remembering WWI
    Thursday, 11/12/2020, 6:30 p.m. CST — RSVP Now ›


Virtual Field Trips

Bring 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


9/23/2020 — Learning from Artifacts
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 education@theworldwar.org to schedule a free, one-on-one experience for your classroom through our Regnier Family Foundation Distance Learning Program. Space is limited!


Virtual Tours

Can'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 Tour

A Guided Journey through WWI History - Explore highlights of the galleries with one of our curators. View Tour ›

Architectural Tour

Explore the architecture of this National Historic Landmark. View Tour ›

Trenches of World War I

Take 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. Dudley

Explore highlights of the collection with Museum and Memorial volunteer and retired Colonel Robert Dudley. View Tour ›

Online Exhibitions


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.


Exhibition Spotlight

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.


Curriculum Spotlight

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.



Videos



 
The National WWI Museum and Memorial has many videos on YouTube, including lectures, primary source videos from the archives and more.



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Contact us

If you have questions on distance learning or resources we provide, please contact us at education@theworldwar.org or 816.888.8153.