FPRI Events

Butcher History Institute

America’s Entry into World War I: A History Institute for Teachers

04/09/2016 - 8:00 am to 04/10/2016 - 12:45 pm

Walter A. McDougall

Welcoming Remarks

co-Chair, Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute
Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Paul Herbert

Executive Director, Cantigny First Division Foundation

Michael Neiberg

Getting America into the Great War

Henry L. Stimson Chair of the Department of National Security and Strategy, US Army War College

Paul Herbert

The Creation of the First Division: Implications for the American Expeditionary Force

Executive Director, First Division Museum

John H. Maurer

World War One and the Rise of American Seapower

Senior Fellow, FPRI
Alfred Thayer Mahan Professor of Sea Power and Grand Strategy, US Naval War College

Walter A. McDougall

World War I and its Impact on American Foreign Policy and Civic Religion

Chair, Center for the Study of America and the West
Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

Ronald J. Granieri

Diplomacy and the Quest for Post-War Peace

Executive Director, Center for the Study of America and the West

COL Douglas Mastriano

American Strategy and the Great War

Faculty Member in the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations, US Army War College

Jennifer Keene

The U.S. Role on the Western Front

Chair of the Department of History, Chapman University

Chad Williams

African-American Doughboys

Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis University

Taking advantage of the flood of new work unleashed by the centenary of the outbreak of the war, our goal is to introduce teachers to the most current scholarly discussions and also to help them prepare lesson plans to teach the upcoming centenary of American entry into the war in 2017. Each topic will offer a crucial case study in understanding the larger context of the war, its impact on the United States, and the relationship of the United States to shaping the postwar world. Sponsored by FPRI's Madeleine and W.W. Keen Butcher History Institute First Division Museum at Cantigny · a division of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation Carthage College FPRI's Center for the Study of America and the West

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Taking advantage of the flood of new work unleashed by the centenary of the outbreak of the war, our goal is to introduce teachers to the most current scholarly discussions and also to help them prepare lesson plans to teach the upcoming centenary of American entry into the war in 2017. Each topic will offer a crucial case study in understanding the larger context of the war, its impact on the United States, and the relationship of the United States to shaping the postwar world. Secondary school teachers, curriculum supervisors, and junior college faculty are invited to apply for participation in our next history weekend. (40 slots available) For a compilation of essays drawn from previous history weekends, be sure to see: American Military History: A Resource for Teachers and Students, edited by Paul Herbert and Michael Noonan (FPRI and First Division Museum, 2013).

Registration:

WHAT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE Forty participants will be selected to receive:
  • complimentary overnight accommodations for those outside of the Chicago vicinity (Friday and Saturday nights, as needed);
  • complimentary lunch and dinner on Saturday, plus continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
  • assistance in designing curriculum and special projects based on the History Institute;
  • stipends of $200 for well-developed lesson plans for posting on our website that effectively utilize the experience of the weekend conference, 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 E-Notes, FPRI's weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI's bulletin for high school teachers.
  • a certificate of participation in a program offering 12 hours of instruction. In addition, for those interested, college credit is available for a small fee through our cooperating institution, Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • Videotapes of the entire conference will be posted subsequently on our website, plus texts of selected lectures.
  TO APPLY Please email to history@fpri.org a resume, a one-paragraph statement describing your relevant teaching or other professional experience, and a brief statement of how your students or school district will benefit from your participation. NOTE: At the time of application, you are asked to make a commitment either to prepare a curriculum unit based on the weekend or to do in-service activities based on the weekend (in exchange for a stipend). Schools with a school membership in FPRI's Wachman Center are guaranteed one place at one History Institute weekend per year. For information about school membership, contact: egilman@fpri.org. For information about future and previous programs, click here.

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Venue

First Division Museum at Cantigny

1 S. 151 Winfield Road,Wheaton,IL,US,60189