WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ms. Erica Diaz, a teacher at University High School in Morgantown, West Virginia is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program titled Legacies of World War I. The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day. Diaz will participate in webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around the world. As one of the selected teachers, Diaz receives free tuition, graduate credits, and materials for the online program.
Each of the 57 National History Day affiliates could choose two teachers for this honor and the National History Day program in West Virginia selected Ms. Diaz.
“As part of the commemoration of the centennial of The Great War, National History Day is proud to partner with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission to help teachers delve into the history of this global event,” said National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “Diaz will learn about specific aspects of the war she can take back to the classroom to ensure this piece of global history is not forgotten.”
This program is part of an educational partnership with the WWI Commission, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, National History Day, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. This new educational partnership will educate both teachers and school students about World War I through a series of more than 100 teaching events nationwide. More Information about the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission can be found here: www.ww1cc.org.
About National History Day (NHD): NHD is a non-profit organization based in College Park that seeks to improve the teaching and learning of history. The National History Day Contest was established in 1974 and currently engages more than half a million students in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Students present their research as a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Projects compete first at the local and affiliate levels, where the top entries are invited to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD is sponsored in part by HISTORY®, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, and Southwest Airlines. For more information, visit nhd.org.
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