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World War I: A New Topic Page Rich with Resources for Teaching

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The new World War I topic page from the Library of Congress
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.



  1. This page sounds wonderful. For some students a fiction account by Helen Simonson – The Summer before the War might be a way or extra credit way to expand their interest.

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