The Library of Congress is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the US entry into the Great War with exhibitions, lectures, symposia, film programs, recordings, publications, veterans’ stories, educational tools, and research guides to the Library’s World War I resources. As part of the commemoration, the Library has launched a World War I portal, providing comprehensive access to the Library’s World War I resources and programming. Featured content includes digitized collections, such as World War I Posters, Maps of Military Battles and Campaigns, World War I Sheet Music, the Stars and Stripes Newspaper, and the Veterans History Project. Also listed are resources for K–12 teachers, blog posts, guidance for researchers, exhibitions, lectures, symposia, and other events.
A generation of children grew up playing settlers heading west on the Oregon Trail. They remember it mostly for the moment their party died of dysentery. Now, a new spin on the wagon train game focuses on more accurately representing Native Americans and includes new storylines and playable Native American characters.
The Carter Center for K–12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri focuses on research projects and teacher professional development activities that seek to improve K–12 Black history education. The Carter Center’s Annual Teaching Black History Conference brings together educators who seek transformative and engaging ways to teach Black history in both history and humanities courses, preK–grade 12.
In 2013 the Tunnel to Towers Foundation launched its 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit, a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) who made the ultimate sacrifice.