The Korean War Legacy Foundation is honored to host the 2021 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the war. The conference for US teachers will be held at a special event in Washington DC from July 26-28th. 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.
Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, US teachers will attend in-person and teachers from other coalition member nations will attend the conference online. Space is limited and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. PLEASE NOTE: We will follow all required COVID-19 precautions mandated at the time of the conference
On Day Two of the conference US teachers will be joined digitally by teachers from the following countries:
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- United States
- Currently teach social studies for grades 6-12
- 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 on a rolling basis until July 8th, 2021
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
Program Book (PDF) »
|Sunday, July 25th|
|7:00 – 9:00||Welcome Reception at Dubliner Pub (optional event)
4 F Street Northwest
(5 minute Walk from Hilton)
|Monday, July 26th|
|7:45 – 8:30||Breakfast: Atrium Ballroom|
|8:30 – 9:00||Welcome||Dr. Jongwoo Han
|9:00 – 9:15||Canada Legacy Project||Senator Yonah Martin|
|9:15 – 10:30||Introduction to the Korean War Interview Archives||Maranda Wilkinson, Matt Britton
|10:30 – 10:45||Break|
|10:45 -11:45||Why study the Korean War?||Prof. Kathryn Weathersby|
|11:45 – 12:30||Teaching the Korean War using the C3||Mona Al-Hayani|
|12:30 – 1:15||Lunch|
|1:15 – 2:00||Korean War Modules for World History||Gabe Fain|
|2:00 – 2:15||Break|
|2:15 – 3:30||Panel Discussion: The Story to Tell||Moderated by Maranda Wilkinson|
|6:30||Dinner at The Dubliner Pub
4 F Street Northwest
(5 minute Walk from Hilton)
|Tuesday, July 27th|
|8:00 – 8:45||Breakfast: Atrium Ballroom|
|9:00 – 9:30||Welcome
Roll Call of Countries
Special Welcome from National Council for Social Studies
Work of the Foundation-Updates
|Dr. Jongwoo Han
|9:30 – 10:15||Commemoration Speeches:
Special Remarks by Minister HWANG Ki-chul of Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs
Reflections on preserving the legacy of the Korean War
The Wall of Remembrance
The importance of Education
Minister Hwang ki-chul, MPVA
Senator Yonah Martin
|10:15 – 10:30||Our Vision for you: Canada Project Case Study||Rachel Collishaw, President SSENC|
|10:30 – 11:30||The Lasting Legacy of the Korean War: Simultaneous Economic Development and Democratization||Prof. Greg Brazinsky|
|11:30 – 12:00||The 22: Korean War International Legacy||Mary Huffman and Maranda Wilkinson|
|12:00 – 12:30||Lunch|
|12:30 – 1:45||Country Sharing– 5-10 minutes from each country in 3 BREAKOUT ROOMS of 7 countries each. One moderator for each breakout room
|1:45 – 2:00||Final Thoughts||Dr. Jongwoo Han|
|2:15||Busses depart for the Korea War Memorial|
|3:00 – 4:30||Korean War Memorial Ceremony and Tour|
|6:30 – 7:00||Gala Dinner Reception: Grand Ballroom Foyer|
|7:00 – 9:00||Gala Dinner: Grand Ballroom|
Travel & Meals
- Flight reimbursement for up to $400 (economy class only). Mileage will be reimbursed up to $400 for participants driving to the event. You are responsible for the nightly parking fee of $30 per night.
- $100 stipend for miscellaneous expenses such as airport transportation and parking.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided on July 26th and 27th
- Three nights single occupancy at the Washington Hilton. Participants can extend their stay for two days before or after at their own expense at our negotiated rate of $160
Expectations & Notes
- Participants are expected to attend all meals and sessions
- Each participant must bring a laptop computer for independent work.
- Conference dress is business casual and the Gala dinner is semi-formal
- Flight and stipend reimbursement will be made immediately after the event
- Participants are responsible for airport transportation, parking as well as their own meals on July 26th and 28th.
All attendees are required to recruit one veteran or veteran’s family member to create a profile on THE 22.
The 22: Korean War International Legacy is a global community of Korean War veterans, their family members, scholars, historians, and educators intent on honoring veterans from the 22 countries that served in the Forgotten War. As heirs of their legacy, our goal is to preserve and share their stories, educate the public about the War, and come together as a community of peace and healing.
- Recruit one veteran or veteran’s family member to create a profile that recognizes a Korean War veteran.
- Profiles must be completed by July 25th.
- Profiles should include detailed information and if possible photographs.
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 of the Republic of Korea.
If you have any questions, please contact: Bobbie Downs at firstname.lastname@example.org.