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: Behind the Scenes of 1917
    Thursday, 7/9/2020, 12:30 p.m. CDT — Register Now ›
  • Virtual Event: A Global History of the 19th Amendment
    Wednesday, 7/22/2020, 6:30 p.m. CDT — Register 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

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


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.


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 or 816.888.8153.