Educational Resources for WWI Centennial

The Centennial of the United States entry into World War I is April 6. The United States World War I Centennial Commission and the National World War I Museum and Memorial have come together with partners including the Library of Congress, HISTORY®, National Archives, Stanford History Education Group, American Battle Monuments Commission and many others to share their education resources about World War I in a bi-monthly email newsletter and an easy-to-navigate online collection.

Each issue of the newsletter focuses on a different topic related to World War I and includes an extensive selection of articles, lessons, teaching guidelines and primary sources that you can freely use, arriving in your inbox on the third Tuesday of every other month. In March, we are sending a special issue that will contain details about the centennial commemoration and how educators can benefit from it. Sign up for the list, read past issues and search through the online resource collection at

The National World War I Museum and Memorial is honored to host the nation’s commemoration ceremony produced by the United States World War I Centennial Commission. Together, with acclaimed partner organizations, we have compiled a comprehensive archive of primary-source based WWI education materials.

This April 6, we encourage you to commemorate this event:

  • Sign up for the Great War Education Newsletter. The March 21 newsletter will contain a livestream link for the ceremony, as well as pertinent classroom resources for that day.
  • Work with our team to distribute the newsletter:
    • Embed the sign up form on your own site
    • Share your contact list for this special issue of the WWI educational newsletter
    • Mention the newsletter in your own communications
    • Share links to individual newsletter issues
  • Host your own centennial commemoration.
  • Use #USWW100 to connect on social media.
  • Visit for more resources.

Want more help? Email us at or call the National WWI Museum and Memorial Education Department at 816-888-8153.