Teaching About the Military in American History


Date : Sat., March 24, 2007 to Sun., March 25, 2007 Category : Butcher History Institute



FPRI’s Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education is pleased to cooperate with the Cantigny First Division Foundation in sponsoring a weekend-long History Institute for Teachers on “Teaching about the Military in American History.” This program is especially designed for high school social studies and history teachers and curriculum supervisors. We also invite JROTC instructors to apply.

Teaching About the Military in American History Conference Summary by Trudy Kuehner

 

Topics and Speakers

War and the Military in American History


03/24/2007 - 11:05 AM to 12:15 PM
Walter A. McDougall

Co-Chair - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Alloy Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Author of Freedom Just Around the Corner: A New American History, 1585-1828

Related Article(s):

War and the Military in American History


Teaching about the Military: The Basics


03/24/2007 - 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Paul Herbert

Ph.D., Colonel, US Army ( Ret.), Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

Related Article(s):

Teaching About the Military: Some Basics


Teaching the Classics: What Americans Can Learn from Herodotus and Thucydides


03/24/2007 - 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Paul A. Rahe

Jay P. Walker Professor of American History, University of Tulsa

Related Article(s):

Teaching the Classics: What Americans Can Learn from Herodotus


Understanding the Creation of the U.S. Armed Forces


03/24/2007 - 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Peter Maslowski

Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Related Article(s):

Understanding the Creation of the U.S. Armed Forces


Keynote Address


03/24/2007 - 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Rick Atkinson

Author of In the Company of Soldiers and The Army at Dawn


The Social Dimensions of the U.S. Civil War


03/25/2007 - 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Mark Grimsley

Associate Professor of History, Ohio State University

Author of The Virginia Campaign: May—June 1864

Related Article(s):

The Social Dimensions of the U.S. Civil War

Related Multimedia:

The Social Dimensions of the US Civil War


WWII and Its Meaning for Americans


03/25/2007 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
David Eisenhower

Co-Chair - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Author of Eisenhower at War, 1943-1945

Related Article(s):

World War II and Its Meaning for Americans


The U.S. and Unconventional War


03/25/2007 - 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Brian McAllister Linn

Professor of History, Texas A & M University


Location


Venue


First Division Museum at Cantigny


1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links


Register Deadline


Related Program(s)


Center for the Study of America and the West

Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute

Program on National Security

Program on Teaching Military History

What Participants Receive:

Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in the History Institute. Forty participants will be selected to receive:

  • free room and board;
  • assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
  • stipends of $250 in exchange for curriculum units based on the History Institute, plus a representative selection of student work;
  • partial travel reimbursements (up to $250) for participants outside the vicinity of the conference center;
  • subscription to Orbis, FPRI’s journal of world affairs; E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.