As many of you know, there is a great resource for World War I in Kansas City.  The National World War I Museum and Memorial is more than exhibits and great programming; they also have materials useful in teaching The Great War.

One of those assets is “Understanding the Great War,” which will be a regular document e-mailed to subscribers.  The following link provides access to the previous issues, as well as a place to sign up for receiving future issues.  The August issue has just come out.

You are also encouraged to check other education resources available through their website.

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.