Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts What Students Need to Know About America’s Wars, Part I: 1622-1919

What Students Need to Know About America’s Wars, Part I: 1622-1919

Date : Sat., July 26, 2008 to Sun., July 27, 2008 Category : Butcher History Institute

FPRI’s Wachman Center, in association with the Cantigny First Division Foundation, was proud to present a two-part series on What Students Need To Know about America’s Wars. The first part, in July 2008, covered the colonial wars through World War I; the second part, May 2–3, 2009, covered World War II through the present.

See What Students Need to Know About America’s Wars, Part II: 1920–Present

 

What Students Need to Know about America’s Wars, Part I Conference Summary by Trudy Kuehner

 

 

Topics and Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

07/26/2008 - 10:50 AM to 11:00 AM
Paul Herbert

Executive Director

Alan Luxenberg

Director - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

The Revolutionary War and Early American Military History

07/26/2008 - 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Kyle Zelner

Assistant Professor of History, University of Southern Mississippi

Related Article(s):

The Importance of Early American Military History

The Mexican-American War

07/26/2008 - 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM
Paul J. Springer

U.S. Military Academy

Related Article(s):

What American Students Need to Know about the Mexican War

The Civil War

07/26/2008 - 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM
Mark Grimsley

Associate Professor of History, Ohio State University

Related Article(s):

The American Civil War and Civic Virtue

The Frontier Years

07/26/2008 - 4:00 PM to 4:50 PM
Vance Skarstedt

Dean, School of Intelligence Studies, National Defense Intelligence College

Related Article(s):

What Students Need to Know about the Frontier Wars

Keynote: The American Military and Society, from Revolution through World War

07/26/2008 - 8:00 PM to 8:50 PM
Peter Karsten

Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh

The Spanish-American War and the Philippine War

07/26/2008 - 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Brian McAllister Linn

Professor of History and Claudius M. Easley, Jr., Faculty Fellow Texas A & M University

Related Article(s):

The Spanish-American War and the Philippine War

WWI

07/26/2008 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Michael Neiberg

University of Southern Mississippi

Related Article(s):

What Students Need to Know about WWI

Poison Gas in World War I

Teaching American Military History: A Panel Discussion

07/26/2008 - 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Paul Herbert

Executive Director

Paul Dickler

Senior Fellow - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Neshaminy High School

Location

Venue

First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

Registration links

Register Deadline

What Participants Receive: 

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 $300 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 $300) 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.
  • 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.

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