Unique Opportunity for
San Diego-area High School Teachers
The USS Midway Museum’s 2013 Midway Institute for Teachers will offer two weeks of professional development on teaching about the Cold War era, its origins and effects, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and era, other conflicts, and presidential decision-making.
Twenty-five teacher-scholars will be invited to attend a specialized institute in downtown San Diego during June 17-21 and June 24-28, 2013 aboard the USS Midway, the only aircraft carrier to serve the entire duration of the Cold War and that now is a living artifact of that era.
The first week covers Cold War antecedents, the early Cold War, the Korean conflict, the initial stages of the war in Vietnam, and key American domestic events. The second week emphasizes the Vietnam War and its tragic end, dramatic changes in American society, and the conclusion of the Cold War. This year’s institute will also feature a presentation by Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Jay R. Vargas, and a workshop introducing the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s character development curriculum, “Lessons on Bravery and Self-Sacrifice.”
Aligned with California and national standards, the program features content presentations and recent research by expert scholars, including award-winning presidential historian Dr. Robert Dallek. It includes non-public tours of the Midway, discussions with actual participants in period events, museum field trips and pedagogical sessions. Interaction with institute faculty is encouraged, and university credit is possible. Teachers receive a stipend, paid parking, meals aboard Midway, and a generous allotment of books and teaching resources.
For applications and additional information, contact Institute Co-Director Dr. Kirk Ankeney at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION DEADLINE MAY 24, 2013
For information about Institute academic content, contact Institute Director John F. Burns at email@example.com