The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., is pleased to announce Carol Huneycutt of Fayetteville, Arkansas, as a member of the Museum’s 2016-17 teacher fellowship class. Huneycutt, who teaches at Owl Creek and McNair Middle School in Fayetteville, is one of only seven educators from across the country to be accepted into the program. The fellowship's five-day work session was held at the Museum from June 23-27 and is designed to help teachers enhance the way they share the lessons of the Great War with their students.
“As the centennial of World War I continues, it is more important than ever that teachers have the right tools to help students understand this global event whose impact is still felt today,” National World War I Museum and Memorial Curator of Education Lora Vogt said. “The goal of the teacher fellowship is to equip some of the brightest teachers in America with the resources to make the causes, events and consequences of World War I relevant and meaningful to students.”
During the program, fellows receive unprecedented access to the Museum’s collections and archives, attend private lectures from leading World War I historians and earn professional development hours while creating cross-curricular activities and lesson plans that can be used in the classroom. The fellows will implement these activities and lesson plans during the 2016-2017 school year and return to the Museum next summer to present their work.
“This is a unique opportunity for teachers to grow within their profession by utilizing the Museum’s incredible resources and collaborating with other professionals who share their passion for education,” Vogt says. “We are pleased that Carol Huneycutt could join us for this exciting program.”
To learn more about the National World War I Museum and Memorial, visit theworldwar.org.