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Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Living History Farms is offering unique opportunities for teachers to earn license renewal credits.


bookTeach World War One Like an Ace with Primary Sources

Dates: July 23-24, 2019

Locations: July 23 – The Gold Star Museum, 8:00 – 5:00
July 24 – Living History Farms, 8:30-11:00; The Gold Star Museum, 12:30-5:00 

The following organizations are coming together to offer this 2-day workshop:

  • The National World War One Museum & Memorial*
  • The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
  • Living History Farms
  • The State Historical Society of Iowa

This highly energetic and interactive two-day course crosses the curriculum areas to offer a blend of meaningful content focused on best practices and primary sources for teaching World War One and its enduring impact. Learn to debunk common WWI misconceptions, how to teach beyond the Western Front and why “The Great War” needs to be taught now more than ever.

Participants will walk away with information and primary sources that expand knowledge of the period leading up to, during and following “The Great War,” both at home and abroad that can be used immediately in the classroom.

Combine classroom learning with explorations of local resources available to teachers.  Explore the home front by visiting Living History Farms. Learn about the role of Camp Dodge and Fort Des Moines in preparing soldiers for the Great War. And explore primary source materials available through the State Historical Museum in Des Moines.

  • Module 1: July 23, 2019
    • “WWI 360: Teaching Like an Ace,” workshop presented by staff from the National World War One Memorial & Museum*
  • Module 2: July 23, 2019
    • “Training for, and Fighting the War,” presented by the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
  • Module 3: July 24, 2019
    • “The Homefront,” presented by Living History Farms
  • Module 4: July 24, 2019
    • “The War and Its Aftermath,” presented by the State Historical Society, with guest speakers discussing local resources and expanding beyond social studies


To earn 1 credit towards license renewal, the participant must attend all parts of the 2-day course. Registration fee is $70.
ISEA Course Number is LR 288:611

Register for the workshop

Option for auditing:

This workshop has 4 modules. An audit option is available, but you would only be able to attend the first module, and will not earn credit towards license renewal.

Register for Module 1 only



Questions about workshop content? Contact us at

Questions about the fee? Contact the Iowa State Education Association at (800)445-9358.


* This WWI 360 workshop is made possible through the generous support of the U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, the Clinton Foundation, and the National WWI Museum and Memorial.


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