Join history teachers in Athens to explore the scholarship around the war and its legacy as well as the pedagogical possibilities of this history in the classroom. History & social science teachers from countries that contributed to the Korean War may apply. Special focus will be paid to the contributions of counties represented at the conference. The Athens conference was made possible through the generous support of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs.
Sessions will include:
- Historical lectures on the war and its significance
- Training on an oral history library of veteran interviews
- Case studies of materials on the Korean War created in the US and in other countries
- Presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations
- Time to collaborate with other teachers and begin designing a lesson
History/Social Science Teachers from the following countries are invited to apply for the conference:
- South Africa
- Thursday, August 1st: Arrival and hotel check in
- Friday, August 2nd: Conference from 8:30AM-4:30PM + Welcome Dinner
- Saturday, August 3rd: Conference from 8:30AM-4:30PM + Dinner
- Sunday, August 4th: Departure
- Conversational ability in English is required
- Currently teach History (ages 12-18)
- And 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. Potential projects will be determined during and after the conference based on ideas generated by participants
- Bring a laptop computer for design time.
- Submit a lesson plan based on work completed at the conference by September 15th.
- A $50 registration fee will be collected from each participant after acceptance. There is no fee to apply for the conference.
- Participants will receive hotel, most meals, and a travel stipend. It is required that teachers submit receipts to receive the stipend.
- Teachers from Europe will receive up to a $350 travel stipend for their flight.
- Teachers from Africa will receive up to a $600 travel stipend for their flight.
- Teachers from Canada will receive up to a $500 travel stipend for their flight.
Teachers may extend their trip at their own expense by contacting the hotel directly. Participants who extend their trip will be responsible for the price difference if their extended airfare rate is greater that the airfare rate for 8/1-8/4.
Hotel and Meals
Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 46, Athina 115 28, Greece
Rooms will be double occupancy (shared). Rooms have two single beds and roommates will be assigned prior to the conference. Any incidental expenses are the responsibility of participants.
Please contact Bobbie Downs with questions about application, travel, or logistics.
About the Conference Host
The goal of the Korean War Legacy Foundation is to assist 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.
About the Conference Sponsor
The Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs mission is to honor and serve those who have dedicated their lives and sacrificed for our country, and to preserve and promote their patriotic spirit.