September 13, 2018CHADRON TEACHER SELECTED FOR WORLD WAR I PROGRAMWASHINGTON, D.C. – Mr. Michael Sandstrom, a teacher at Chadron Senior High School in Chadron, Nebraska is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day® program titled Legacies of World War I.
The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day.
Sandstrom will participate in webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around
the world. As one of the selected teachers, Sandstrom receives free tuition, graduate credits, and materials for the
Each of the 57 National History Day affiliates could choose two teachers for this honor and the National History
Day program in Nebraska selected Mr. Sandstrom.
“As part of the commemoration of the centennial of The Great War, National History Day is proud to partner with
the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission to help teachers delve into the history of this global event,” said
National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “Sandstrom will learn about specific aspects of the war
he can take back to the classroom to ensure this piece of global history is not forgotten.”This program is part of an educational partnership with the WWI Commission, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of
American History, National History Day, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial. This new
educational partnership will educate both teachers and school students about World War I through a series of more
than 100 teaching events nationwide. More Information about the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission can
be found here: www.ww1cc.org.
About National History Day (NHD): NHD is a non-profit organization based in College Park that seeks to improve
the teaching and learning of history. The National History Day Contest was established in 1974 and currently
engages more than half a million students in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Students
present their research as a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Projects compete first at the local
and affiliate levels, where the top entries are invited to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at
College Park. NHD is sponsored in part by HISTORY®, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the
National Park Service, and Southwest Airlines. For more information, visit nhd.org.