Korean War Legacy Project

NCSS Clinic: Honoring Sacrifice


Participants in the pre-conference clinic will actively engage in the activities and instructional materials that have been developed in collaboration with the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to honor the sacrifices made by service personnel during the Korean War. To commemorate the opening of the new Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. the Korean War Legacy foundation published a new curriculum book, Honoring Sacrifice. Teachers will learn about lessons aligned to academic disciplines of Literature, History, Geography, Art, and STEM-H. This interactive session allows teachers to use and consider how they might adapt materials for the specific populations they teach. Specific attention is given to the process that is followed to identify MIAs through forensic science and historical research. The concept of sacrifice is also analyzed through primary sources and the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.. This collection of instructional materials provides guidance for teachers of social studies as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary learning.


KWLF Pre-Conference Clinic: Honoring Sacrifice
10:00am – 4:00pm
10:00-10:45 Welcome

Overview of Resources

KWLF Intro and Art Overview

10:45-11:30 Literature Module
11:30-11:45 BREAK
11:45-12:30 History Module
12:30-1:15 LUNCH
1:15-2:00 STEM-History 1
2:00-2:45 STEM-History 2
2:45-3:00 BREAK
3:00-3:45 Geography Module
3:45-4:00 Wrap Up Logistics and Gratitude


Registration Fee: $25
(Clinic participants must also register for the NCSS Conference)

Participants who complete the clinic will receive a $400 incentive which will be paid by check at the conclusion of the session. This is a great way to defray some of your travel expenses. Participants are responsible for travel from the conference site to the USS New Jersey (15 minute taxi ride).

Register for the NCSS Conference and clinic here: https://www.socialstudies.org/conference and be sure to also register for “Clinic-Korea’s Place in Teaching Social Studies” on the NCSS registration page. If you have already registered for the conference, email NCSS to have them add the clinic.

Please contact Bobbie Downs with any questions: bdowns@worldhistoryde.org


Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs logo This clinic is generously supported
by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs
of the Republic of Korea.