Pataskala teacher’s WWI work published in resources for teachers

(December 14, 2019)

Licking Heights High School teacher Mary Bezbatchenko researched the life and service of Second Lieutenant Vaughn R. McCormick as part of Memorializing the Fallen — a teacher professional development program from National History Day.

In honor of Veterans Day, Bezbatchenko’s eulogy and profile of Second Lieutenant Vaughn R. McCormick was published at

In addition, a lesson plan inspired by the Silent Hero, Versailles to Vietnam: The Long-Term Effects of the Peace Process, is on the World War I page of National History Day’s website and will be featured in the upcoming publication, Great War, Flawed Peace, and the Lasting Legacy of World War I.

Sponsored by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Memorializing the Fallen program takes educators on the journey of a lifetime to rediscover the history of World War I and invigorate its teaching in America’s classrooms.

NHD is sponsored in part by, HISTORY, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, Southwest Airlines, the Crown Family Foundation, The Better Angels Society, and the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. For more information, visitants can be the voice of these Americans who died a century ago.



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