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!

  • Virtual Event: National Doughnut Day History Chat
    Friday, 6/5/2020, 10:30 a.m. CDT — RSVP Now ›
     
  • Virtual Event: Mrs. Wilson’s Knitting Circle
    Saturday, 6/6/2020, 10:30 a.m. CDT — RSVP Now ›
     
  • Virtual Event: The Naval Battle at Versailles, 1918-1919
    Tuesday, 6/9/2020, 6:30 p.m. CDT — RSVP Now ›
     
  • Virtual Event: Operation: Drafted, Taster Edition
    Monday, 6/18/2020, 6 p.m. CDT — RSVP Now ›


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 and field trips.


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

War Fare


This exhibition addresses an often overlooked aspect of the war: food. In addition to reevaluating the effects of food on World War I and the home front, War Fare includes photographs, comments, and even vintage recipes updated for the modern era, perfect if you're looking to cook from a limited pantry.


Looking for other timely online exhibitions?

Continue your journey by learning how people give in catastrophic times; discover how many, including medical professionals, volunteered to serve in a time of war; or explore how propaganda posters were used to motivate the masses to action.





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: THE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC


The 1918–1919 Influenza Pandemic was one of the deadliest in history, affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide and killing upwards of fifty million people. Occurring against and worsened by the global movements of World War I, the pandemic added to the devastation felt by communities worldwide.

Learn more with this short video and accompanying enrichment questions for 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.