PRESENTED BY THE KOREAN WAR LEGACY FOUNDATION

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

JUNE 24-27, 2018

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Educators from Across the United States are invited to join us for our 2nd annual Korean War Digital History Project Teacher Conference IN Charleston, S.C. from june 24-27. This is a one-of-its-kind conference celebrating the lives and sacrifices of our Korean War Veterans.


Who is eligible? 

We welcome educators who can incorporate the artifacts from www.kwvdm.org into their lessons with students, regardless of age or subject area.  Media Center specialists are also welcome to apply.

The Korean War fundamentally transformed the destiny of the Korean nation. What awaited Koreans, liberated after 35 years of the most atrocious form of colonial rule by Japan in 1945, were roads that had never been taken by them before: the road of capitalistic democracy with the United States for Koreans in the South and the road of communism with the U.S.S.R. for Koreans in the North.
— Dr. Jongwoo Han, President of the Korean War Legacy Foundation

Photos from last year's conference in Washington, D.C.  What an inspiring crew! 

Ready to join us?  Use the button below to access our application.

Great photographs, like this one taken in 1953, are just waiting for passionate teachers to turn them into engaging lessons.  Just think of how this could spark students' thoughts about the effects of war. Come join us at the conference for more great ideas.

Great photographs, like this one taken in 1953, are just waiting for passionate teachers to turn them into engaging lessons.  Just think of how this could spark students' thoughts about the effects of war. Come join us at the conference for more great ideas.

Highlights:

At this year's conference we are excited to announce:

  • Scholarships for teachers and students

  • Our new teacher Fellowship program

During this conference, we will enjoy:

  • Workshops from ESRI NCSS, and veteran Teachers

  • Formal Banquet in honor of our veterans

  • Award dinner and tours

Cost:

You have the opportunity to have the Travel, lodging, and meal cost of this Conference covered by initiating your Legacy Certification:

- Choose 1 of the following:  

Interview Initiative: conduct one or more Korean War Veteran interviews and submit to the archive.

Archive Initiative: create 1 or more transcriptions of existing Korean War Veteran interviews in the archive.

Education Initiative: present a break-out session at the upcoming conference (note: if your session topic is not chosen, you will need to have completed either the interview initiative or archive initiative). 

Upon completion of your initiative and the summer conference you will become Legacy Certified.

Note: all attendees will pay a $55 registration fee to cover the cost associated with website management, application processing, and travel reimbursement. 

 

 

 

Two teachers found that their school was on the 38th parallel, so they worked with the students to build a memorial garden!

Two teachers found that their school was on the 38th parallel, so they worked with the students to build a memorial garden!


The teachers in our 2017 conference were amazing! From building memorial gardens to orchestrating luncheons for veterans, these teachers went above and beyond.  The lessons they created are also fantastic. Check them out on the lesson plans page.