Teaching “The Great War”

Tuesday 8:30 Room A-2

Presenter: Carolyn Jacobs (Teaching the “Great War”), Carrie Phillips, Director of Audience Development for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE WGBH

“The Great War,” will premiere on American Experience in the Spring of 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6, 1917. The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native-American “code talkers” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.
We’ll lead a discussion around teaching WWI using clips from the series and companion educational resources produced by WGBH Education and available on PBS Learning Media™.


Target Audience:

  • Middle School
  • High School

Subject Area:

  • U.S. History
  • World History