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Over There...Over Here. The Great War

from Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

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This epic period in history comes alive as the Museum Educator uses artifacts and primary resources to tell the story of the Great War. Learn about events leading up to the war and see how propaganda was used to influence public opinion on the “home front”. Explore a World War l trunk and learn about life in the trenches. Evaluate President Wilson’s involvement in the war including the Fourteen Points and the League of Nations.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00
Point to Point Premium: $80.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

International, Community Interests, Social Studies/History, Gifted & Talented, Leadership

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Staunton, VA
United States

The Education Department of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library strives to cultivate a passion for history and to stimulate reflection and discussion about important historical issues. We are committed to reaching out into our community and to the world at large with history programming that preserves Woodrow Wilson's legacy and ideals of international cooperation, world peace, and informed citizenship.

Emily Kilgore
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Program Details


1. Program will identify countries that participated as well as contributing factors, including US involvement.
2. Propaganda will be explored as a tool to recruit soldiers and raise funds to support the war effort.
3. Artifacts from a WWI trunk will be presented.
4. Program will conclude with discussion of Woodrow Wilson's 14 points and the proposal for the League of Nations.


Students will be able to identify major participants of the war, causes of the war, the roll of propaganda and Wilson's proposed peace plans

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps)
with other information in print and digital texts.

Era 7: The emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
Standard 2: The changing role of the United States in world affairs through World War I

C3 Standards
D2.His.1.6-8 Analyze connections among events and developments in broader historical contexts.

D2.His.2.6-8 Classify series of historical events and developments as examples of change and/or continuity

D2.His.3.6-8 Use questions generated about individuals and groups to analyze why they, and the developments they shaped, are seen as historically significant

D2.His.1.9-12 Evaluate how historical events and individuals and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts

D2.His.2.9-12 Analyze change and continuity in historical eras

D2.His.3.9-12 Use questions generated about individuals and groups to assess how the significance of their actions changes over time and is shaped by the historical context

D2.His.6.6-8 Analyze how people's perspectives influenced what information is available in the historical sources they created

State Standards

World History & Geography: 1500 AD to Present
Era VII: Era of Global Wars, 1914 to 1945
WHII.10 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War I by
a) explaining economic causes, political causes, and major events and identifying major leaders
of the war, with emphasis on Woodrow Wilson and Kaiser Wilhelm II;

Virginia and United States History
Reshaping the Nation and the Emergence of Modern America: 1877 to 1930s
VUS.9 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the emerging role of the United States in
world affairs by

b) evaluating United States involvement in World War I, including Wilson’s Fourteen Points, the
Treaty of Versailles, and the national debate over treaty ratification and the League of Nations.