The Korean War Legacy Foundation is honored to host the 2020 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the war. The conference will be a special online event on Saturday, December 12th from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time and will include 100 history and social science teachers from 22 countries. The sessions will include special commemoration ceremonies, including special remarks from an MPVA Representative, a historical lecture on the war and its significance, training on an oral history library of veteran interviews, case studies of materials on the Korean War, and presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations. More information about the conference can be found on the attached page.
Teachers from the following countries are eligible to attend the conference:
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United States
- Conversational ability in English is required
- Currently teach History or social science for students ages 12-18
- Ideally, currently teach a course that could include instruction on the Korean War.
- Interested in continuing the work completed at the conference through a fellowship or special project.
Applications will be accepted until November 15th 2020
Sessions Will Include
- Special Commemoration Ceremonies
- Historical lectures on the war and its significance
- Training on an oral history library of veteran interviews
- Korean War case study materials created in the US & other countries
- Presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations
About the Conference Host
The Korean War Legacy Foundation (KWLF) is a USA based, registered non-profit that focuses on assisting teachers, students, and the general public in understanding the origins and outcomes of the Korean War, the challenges that soldiers faced while fighting it, and its rich legacy promoting democracy and freedom in the world today, which is exemplified by South Korea’s simultaneous achievement of rapid economic development and substantive democratization in late 20th century. The KWLF is proud to announce that it has completed oral histories of 22 Korean War participating countries which are available on the foundation’s website, www.koreanwarlegacy.org.
This conference is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.