The new World War I topic page from the Library of Congress
Teachers and students exploring the impact and legacy of World War I have a new starting point for their journey.
As part of our commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War I, the Library has launched a new World War I topic page bringing together the richest resources in our collections, along with information about special events and upcoming programs.
Educators will be particularly interested in the powerful primary source collections that are highlighted on the portal, including eye-popping posters, newspapers, sheet music, and other media related to the war. Veterans’ stories feature prominently, providing personal insights into this unprecedented conflict.
Library of Congress teacher resources are an important part of this portal, and new teaching materials will be made available in the coming months.
For more information on the portal, visit this Library of Congress blog post: World War I: Online Offerings. And please check the portal often, as it will be updated with new resources and events as our commemoration continues.
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined together to update their portal to help users find materials that document struggles, accomplishments, and experiences of African Americans.
Abraham Lincoln on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, addressing an inaugural crowd at the end of a brutal war. Teddy Roosevelt leaning from the back of a railroad car to speak to an informal group gathered below him. Franklin Delano Roosevelt facing a row of radio microphones, addressing the nation—and the world—without leaving his home. […]
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