Wednesday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.
The U.S. National Archives (NARA) and National World War I Museum and Memorial are holding a free workshop for teachers and educators on Wednesday, August 2nd, from 9:30am-11:00 am, to explore practical scenarios for using NARA’s new national World War I app in the classroom. It will be held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. The Museum is helping to partner on this new app, called Remembering WWI, which invites teachers and museums nationwide to contribute their own stories and play a part in the centennial commemoration of the World War I. In this how-to session, NARA app partner Historypin will introduce how the app has been designed to help people explore, use, and reuse newly digitized WWI photographs and moving images. National World War I Museum and Memorial’s Registrar Stacie Petersen highlights the Museum’s primary source contributions to the project and participants have the opportunity to explore the app and brainstorm with fellow teachers how to use it in the classroom. FREE with RSVP | R.A. Long Education Center Classroom
Pastries, coffee, and a light lunch will be provided. We hope you can join us for a fun workshop to learn about the ways you might use some of our nation’s most interesting WWI content in your local area.
Please bring an iPad (minimum requirements iOS 9) or Android tablet (minimum requirements Android 5, minimum width 4.3 inches) if you own one, and have the Remembering WWI app downloaded if you can. We'll have a few tablets available for use.
More about the app: The U.S. National Archives has teamed with Historypin, the Library of Congress and National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, the United States World War One Centennial Commission, the American Association for State and Local History, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial to develop an engaging WWI application to dynamically highlight WWI content. Building on an amazing moving image and photographic archive being digitized and preserved especially for the centennial, a flood of rarely seen, public domain images and films will encourage discovery and creative reuse.