Who They Were
Be a part of the World War I Centennial! Register for Who They Were and download the Educator's Guide and Student Activity Toolkit today!
Sponsored by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, Who They Were seeks to engage students in centennial commemoration activities and help them learn about America’s World War I generation. By participating in Who They Were, young people across the country will join a special once-in-a-century effort to remember the men and women from their communities who served our country 100 years ago.
The activity can be done by individuals or groups in a variety of settings using our Who They Were Activity Toolkit. Using the Who They Were Educators Guide, teachers assist students in the creation of a short presentation about their community’s World War I generation. This information then can be presented at their school or at a local event. See examples of completed narratives.
After sharing what they have learned, teachers and students can share their presentation and information on the Who They Were map (this availability is coming soon). Students also will be able to see what other classes or groups from around the country have discovered about their own World War I generations and be part of the larger national World War I commemoration.