WWI Commemoration Project

A quick look at the packet info for teachers:

WWI Commemoration Project – Tulare County Museum

Thank you for participating in our efforts to commemorate the end of WWI by bringing history to our local classrooms! In a packet you will receive:

  • A flyer with an overview of the project and how you can be involved
  • Essential questions to guide your lessons with the students
  • Additional resources to help bring this history to life
  • Poppies printed on red paper for your students to cut out and write letters to an active service member on
  • Veteran Request form to request a veteran to visit your classroom as a speaker
  • A letter encouraging students and their families to attend the unveiling ceremony

The museum will need from you:

  • Contact the museum so that we can make sure to create a place for your class in our display. This will help us while we are building the display. We also need to deliver your packet of information with the poppies and resources for the lesson.
  • If you would like a veteran to come and speak at your school/in your class, we will need the Veteran Request form in the packet filled out and returned to the museum. They will only be visiting for the month of October so do this ASAP!
  • When you have completed your lesson and the poppies are ready to be picked up, contact the museum so staff can come pick them up for the display.


 Teachers! We need your help to create a display in the museum to commemorate the centennial of the end of WWI. The Tulare County Museum if partnering with the Tulare County Office of Education to help teachers create lesson plans that will address certain aspects of WWI with your students. We have derived essential questions for each grade level to help guide your lessons and we have also compiled a list of additional resources such as documentaries, podcasts, art, music, poetry, etc. Part of the additional resources is a chance to have a local veteran come and speak at your school! All you have to do is teach a lesson that is related to the history of WWI (and topics can be "what does it mean to be a hero", or "what is Armistice Day", we understand that the younger grades are not dealing with WWI) and at the end we will proved poppies for your students to cut out. On the back they will write a letter, or draw a picture, for an active service member. These poppies will be collected by museum staff and we are creating a huge display for the museum where your students' work will be unveiled! 

On November 11 at 11:00 a.m. we will hold a ceremony where the poppy display will be unveiled and we will have a program to commemorate this time in history. We plan on have a color guard, local veterans briefly speaking, a local high school band playing patriotic songs, students reciting the poem In Flanders Fields, and a wreath laying. This is a wonderful way to involve your students in history and our community! If you are interested click the links below to access the information you will need for the project. If you would like to participate by conducting a lesson and contributing poppies to the display and if you would like a veteran to visit your school you will need to contact Amy King at aking1@co.tulare.ca.us or 559-624-7326. Read through the attachments below and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us!

Teacher Packet Info

Project Flyer

Essential Questions

Additional Resources

Veteran Visit Request Form

Parent Letter