Taking advantage of the flood of new work unleashed by the centenary of the outbreak of the war, this Butcher History Institute introduced teachers to the most current scholarly discussions in order to help them prepare lesson plans to teach the upcoming centenary of American entry into the war in 2017. Each topic offered a crucial case study in understanding the larger context of the war, its impact on the United States, and the relationship of the United States to shaping the postwar world.
Secondary school teachers, curriculum supervisors, and junior college faculty participated in this history weekend. (40 slots available)
complimentary overnight accommodations for those outside of the Chicago vicinity (Friday and Saturday nights, as needed);
complimentary lunch and dinner on Saturday, plus continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
stipends of $200 for well-developed lesson plans for posting on our website that effectively utilize the experience of the weekend conference, or documentation of in-service presentations based on the weekend;
partial travel reimbursements (up to $250) for participants outside the vicinity of the conference center;
subscription to E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.
a certificate of participation in a program offering 12 hours of instruction. In addition, for those interested, college credit is available for a small fee through our cooperating institution, Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Videotapes of the entire conference will be posted subsequently on our website, plus texts of selected lectures.