02 June 2015

New & Free collaborative guide for teaching about WWI

The School of Education at UNC (this time along with Virginia Tech) continues to create resources that both help educate on historical topics of interest to family historians while expanding the ways that youth can be engaged in learning about the history behind family stories.

The most recent partnership is with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).

ABMC, a government agency that administers America’s overseas Armed Forces cemeteries, established a partnership with LEARN NC, the outreach arm of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech to create a guide to help educators teach about World War I. The initiative matched curriculum-development experts from the two universities with middle and high school teachers from North Carolina and Virginia to study an American WWI cemetery in France and to develop a multimedia teaching guide from what they learned.

You can access the FREE guide, Bringing the Great War Home: Teaching with the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, via this link.

Read more about the project on the UNC site and also on the ABMC site (you can also access the 10 chapters of the guide or it is available to be downloaded via iBooks with a link provided).

Are you aware of other collaborative efforts between academia and a government entity (whether Federal, State or Local) we should be aware of?

Editor’s Note: Previous Upfront with NGS post, UNC, Ancestry.com collaborate to create new history teaching guide -- Family History in the Classroom discusses another collaborative project involving the UNC School of Education which has relevance to family historians.

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