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Mission Centenaire 14-18

The Mission Centenaire is the French counterpart of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.  The Mission Centenaire is a public interest group established in 2012 by the French government for the preparation and implementation of France’s commemorative program for the First World War centenary.

The Mission Centenaire has three main aims:

  • To organise, between 2014 and 2018, the highlights of the commemorative program for the First World War Centenary decided on by the Government;
  • To coordinate and support all the public and private initiatives put in place in France or by France abroad as part of the Centenary
  • To inform the general public about the preparations for the Centenary and put in place a communications strategy in conjunction with the major events organised as part of the Centenary and to provide information about the First World War, notably by means of a reference digital resources website.

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WWI Resource Homepage(s):

Mission Centenaire - Espace Pedagogique

(IN FRENCH) Educational lessons and tools curated by France's official centenary organization.

Mission Centenaire - Primary school education resources

(IN FRENCH)  Tools and resources aimed at French primary school children.

Mission Centenaire – Secondary school education resources

(IN FRENCH)  Tool and resources aimed at French secondary school and college students.

Other linked resources

» The First World War through Youth Literature

(IN FRENCH) Recommended reading and approaches to learning for younger readers and students.

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