Published Date

January 1, 2015

Resource Type

AHA Resource


Food & Foodways

AHA Topics

K–12 Education, Teaching & Learning

This site provides links to five videos that explore the history of World War One through food. The site is intended as a teaching resource to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of Americans’ experience of World War I and to offer history teachers materials for their classroom use. You can learn more about this project by reading Amanda’s AHA Today piece “How WWI Changed My Views about Peanut Butter.”


From the 2015 Annual Meeting

Food Will Win the War: A K-12 Educators’ Workshop on Teaching World War I, 1914-19

“Food Will Win the War” trained K-12 educators on how to use food as an instructional aid in teaching World War I. This innovative approach stresses the importance of food and food conservation to the war effort, and the place of humanitarianism and hunger relief in US relations with Europe. The workshop was sponsored by the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board and co-organized by the AHA, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and National History Day.