Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Teaching American Military History: Why and How

Teaching American Military History: Why and How

Date : Sat., September 29, 2007 to Sun., September 30, 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 Military History: Why and How.” This program is designed for high school social studies and history teachers and curriculum supervisors. We also invite JROTC instructors to apply.

Teaching American Military History: Why and How Conference Summary by Trudy Kuehner


Topics and Speakers

War and the Military in American History

09/29/2007 - 11:00 AM to 11:05 AM
Paul Herbert

Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

Alan Luxenberg

Director - Wachman Center for Civic and International Literacy

Related Article(s):

War and the Military in American History

Why Teach Military History?

09/29/2007 - 11:05 AM to 12:15 PM
Jeremy Black

Author of The Age of Total War, 1860-1945

Related Article(s):

Why Teach Military History?

How to Learn Lessons from History— And How Not To

Teaching about War in the Ancient World

09/29/2007 - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Kimberly Kagan

Executive Director, Institute for the Study of War

Thucydides on Strategy and Leadership

09/29/2007 - 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Karl Walling

U.S. Naval War College

Related Article(s):

War and Leadership: a Critical Analysis of Thucydides’ Account of the Athenian Expedition to Sicily

War and Diplomacy

09/29/2007 - 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Angelo M. Codevilla

Professor of International Relations, Boston University

Author of No Victory, No Peace

Related Article(s):

Tools of Statecraft: Diplomacy and War

Warfare and Technology

09/29/2007 - 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Martin Van Creveld

Professor, Institute of Arts and Letters, Hebrew University

Author of Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton

Related Article(s):

War and Technology

The First Division at War: A Case Study

09/29/2007 - 8:30 AM to 9:15 PM
Paul Herbert

Executive Director, First Division Museum

War and the East

09/29/2007 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Andrew Wilson

US Naval War College

Related Article(s):

War and the East

War and the West

09/29/2007 - 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
Williamson Murray

Institute for Defense Analyses

Author of The Iraq War: A Military History

Related Article(s):

War and the West



First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S. 151 Winfield Road
IL Wheaton 60189

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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, 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 Orbis, FPRI’s journal of world affairs; E-Notes, FPRI’s weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI’s bulletin for high school teachers.
  • For those interested, college credit is available for a small fee through our cooperating institution – the School of Professional Studies at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.