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40 Teachers from 24 States to Learn about Great Military Leaders in US History

On Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, 40 high school teachers from 24 states will participate in a conference on “Great Captains in American History,” focusing on great American military leaders from General Washington to General Petraeus. This is the 8th conference on topics in American military history sponsored jointly by the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the First Division Museum at Cantigny — specifically for high school teachers. The conference will be held at the First Division Museum in Wheaton, IL.

Schools represented in the program are listed below by state.

Alabama:
Jefferson County International Baccalureate School
W.P. Davidson High School

California:
Alhambra High School
Modesto Junior College

Colorado:
SoRoCo High School (South Routt County)

Connecticut :
Regional School District #6

Florida:
Bell High School
Miami Country Day School

Illinois:
Glenbard North High School
Mascoutah High School
Naperville North High School

Indiana:
Harrison High School

Iowa:
Ballard High School
Boone High School

Kansas:
Basehor-Linwood High School

Kentucky:
Danville High School
duPont Manual High School

Maryland:
Northwood High School

Michigan:
Kensington Woods High School

Minnesota:
Pequot Lakes High School
St. Cloud State

Missouri:
Festus High School
Smithville High School

New Jersey:
Passaic County Technical Institute
Westwood Regional Jr. Sr. High School

New York:
Carmel High School
M. Clifford Miller Middle School
Rocky Point Union Free School District

Oregon:
Pendleton High School

Pennsylvania:
The American Academy
Saint Joseph’s Academy
South Fayette Township High School

Tennessee:
Northeast High School

Texas:
Travis Early College High School
United South High School

Utah:
Fremont High School

Virginia:
Tunstall High School
Virginia Tech

Washington:
Warden High School

Wisconsin:
Muskego High School

We are no longer accepting applications for participation in this weekend conference but future conferences are planned for September 28-29 in Philadelphia on “The Creation of Liberal Democracy: Did It Happen in Philadelphia by Accident?” and on November 2-3 in Pittsburgh on “The Invention of the Modern Middle East, Post World War I, and the Reinvention of the Middle East, Post Arab Spring.”

FPRI’s Madeleine and W. W. Keen Butcher History Institute sponsors 2-3 weekend-long conferences a year for high school teachers on topics in American and world history and international relations. The Butcher History Institute is chaired by David Eisenhower and Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Walter A. McDougall. Since 1996, these History Institutes have garnered a national reputation for excellence and have worked with teachers from 681 high schools in 46 states.

For information, contact Eli Gilman, 215 732 3774, ext. 255 or egilman@fpri.org.