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For Students and Teachers

Students and Teachers,

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don't miss out on these excellent pages!


Though our teachers and students page is focused on serving that part of our online community, all are welcome and all will find excellent resources here!

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The National WWI Museum has great material on the war in general.

website:National WW1 Museum Webpage for Educators & Students

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The American Battle Monuments Commission has the best stuff on the American side of the war.

website:The AmericanB attle Monuments Commission Website


Teachers and students should also be aware of:

California Military Department's State Military Museums On-line

The San Jose State University Burdick Military History Project

The Veteran's Gallery at the American Legion War Memorial Building

The Hoover Institution

The Monterrey Presidio Museum



Another vast resource is the Roads to the Great War blogspot

There are many resources for California educators and students within The Great War Blogpost articles, such as this three part series:

America's First Flag to the Western Front, Part I

America's First Flag to the Western Front, Part II

America's First Flag to the Western Front, Part III

The following are also excellent resources for Californians studying the war on the blogpost:

 WW1 & the Lincoln Shrine of Redlands

California and the Great War in 1916

Major General William S. Graves and the American Expeditionary Force in Siberia

Images of California at War, 1917–1918

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: A NATIONAL World War I Memorial

These are just a sampling of the many posts at the Roads to the Great War blogpost.

Thanks to Mike Hanlon for these fine links for teachers.

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California WW1 Centennial Task Force


Managing Board Co-Directors

Bill Betten
Sal Compagno
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Hugh E. Crooks, Jr.
Mike Hanlon
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.)
Prof. Jennifer Keene, Ph.D
Courtland Jindra
Dennis Matarrese
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Anthony Powell
Lester Probst
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.
Col. Fred Rutledge 

Northern California Committee

Sal Compagno
Mike Hanlon
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Lt. Col. Kenneth Nielsen
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)

Anthony Powell
Col. Fred Rutledge
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.

Southern California Committee

Bill Betten
Maria Carrillo
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.) 
Courtland Jindra
Lester Probst
Jeff Sharp

 Education Committee

Bill Betten, Master of Arts in Education, (Retired teacher DUSD, OUSD, AGUSD)
Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture at Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Scott Corbett, Ph.D, Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jennifer Keene, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of History, Chapman University
Michael Powelson, Ph.D., Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jonathan Roth, Ph.D., Professor of History, SJSU, Burdick Military History Project Director [Committee Chair]
Miriam Raub Vivian, Ph.D.,  Professor of History, CSUB

Website Administrator

Bill Betten


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