MHS teacher selected for World War I learning program

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Susan Fritzell

Marshalltown High School Extended Learning Program teacher Susan Fritzell is one of only 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.

Fritzell will participate in webinars and discussions with educators from around the world to learn about World War I and its lasting impact. As one of the selected teachers, Fritzell receives free tuition, graduate credits and materials for the online program.

Each of National History Day’s 58 affiliates could choose two teachers for this honor and the National History Day program in Iowa selected Mrs. Fritzell.

“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. “Mrs. Fritzell will learn about specific aspects of the war she 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 U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, National History Day, and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

Fritzell is the second Marshalltown Schools XLP teacher to be selected for this honor in consecutive years as Miller Middle School teacher Ann Jackson was selected for this program and also was selected to study World War I in Europe.