Lynn Rainville, a research professor and director of the Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar, has been selected to serve on a team of education experts working to develop course material for a World War I teaching program.
Created for teachers by teachers, the hands-on curriculum will be made available to educators across the country to help American students gain a better understanding of the “forgotten war.”
The American Battle Monuments Commission announced the project in a news release on its website. The education initiative is a partnership between the commission, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech. In all, experts from three colleges and universities and teachers from 12 middle and high schools are collaborating on the course development.