WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mrs. Lee Ann Mott, a teacher at St. James Academy in Solana Beach, California 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. Mott will participate in webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around the world. As one of the selected teachers, Mott 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 California selected Mrs. Mott.
“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. “Mott 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 befound here: www.ww1cc.org