Free, award-winning
WWI Teaching Resources for educators.

The Doughboy Foundation’s award-winning WWI Memorial Apps and core WWI Teaching Resources are now available for free to middle and high school teachers through Verizon Innovative Learning HQ.

The WWI Teaching Resources include:

  • Standards driven content developed by leading U.S. WWI historians and educators
  • A growing catalog of curriculum adaptable Lesson Plans
  • Teacher Guides
  • Student Organizers
  • Unique Primary Sources
  • Rich Media content that is engaging and contemporary such as:
    • Augmented Reality interactive mobile apps
    • A 20-page “The United States in WWI” history eBooklet
    • Mini Video Documentaries on various WWI topics
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View these short videos to get an overview

LESSON 1: Grades 7-12
Installation, Overview and Familiarity

Lesson I is an introduction to the WWI Teaching and Learning Resources the Doughboy Foundation is offering through the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ.

LESSON 2: Grades 7-12
Exploring the Essential of WWI

Lesson II allows teachers to flexibly create a custom WWI syllabus that scales from 1 to 5+ days through the Verizon Innovative Learning HQ.

“Virtual Explorer” and “Visitor Guide”

Using ubiquitous A/R capable mobile devices, the Apps provide interactive WWI explorations. Learn more HERE or search on “WWI Memorial” in the App stores.

The WWI Teaching Resources are being made available through Verizon Innovative Learning HQ, an initiative that helps bridge the digital divide by providing technology, internet access, curricula, and other resources to students and educators at schools across the country. Now, through this partnership the important lessons of World War I are accessible to public, private and homeschool educators bringing America’s consequential story in WWI to a next generation of learners.

News & Updates

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NPR Podcast “Teaching Matters” Explores WWI Education

February 26, 2024

In its latest episode, NPR podcast Teaching Matters‘ host Scott Titsworth, Dean of the  Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, invited the Doughboy Foundation’s Theo Mayer to a lively discussion about history, technology, and WWI.

It is a great introduction to the WWI Teaching Resources while you drive or do the dishes!

They both had fun.

Help Shape the Program

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The Teacher Advisory Committee is a growing, essential facet of our initiative, offering educators the opportunity to assume a pivotal role in both the application and evolution of our educational materials.

It serves as a platform for teachers to lead, providing invaluable insights and direction that inform the ongoing enhancement of our expanding WWI teaching aids.

Membership includes:

  • Participation in a monthly virtual roundtable – Teachers talking with teachers on the use, experience, successes and challenges of developing engaging WWI curricula.
  • Access to dedicated 1:1 support from our team, tailored for Advisory Committee members.
  • Opportunities to share your classroom experiences and insights through features in this monthly newsletter, spotlighting your innovative approaches to teaching WWI.
  • The chance to accumulate re-certification points in recognition of your active participation and contributions to this educational community.