Foreign Policy Research Institute Hosts Forty Educators at Military History Conference

Teachers at the Military History Institute

“The experience was first class—the transportation, hotel, meals, speakers, organization and professionalism of all of those associated at the FPRI and the First Division Museum.” -Richard VandenBosch, participating educator

On March 25-26, 2017, the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and the First Division Museum at Cantigny hosted 40 teachers at a unique professional development opportunity connecting high school and secondary school educators with top scholars in the fields of history, geography and political science.

The weekend conference, “Why Does America Go to War?” brought together teachers from 23 states to discuss concepts ranging from thinking about war to the Spanish-American War. Eight experts gave individual presentations to the educators, who were provided with reading material before the conference.

“We find that teachers are eager to achieve greater mastery over the subjects that they teach, and we are happy to be in a position to offer them a unique opportunity to engage with leading scholars in world history, American history and international relations,” said Alan Luxenberg, President of FPRI.

Part of a 20 year old series of History Institutes put on by FPRI, these conferences enable educators to apply complex subjects to a high school-level curriculum. Accepted teachers are provided with transportation reimbursement, lodging, meals and the opportunity to earn credit from Carthage College of Kenosha, WI, a co-sponsor of the conference.

“The experience was first class—the transportation, hotel, meals, speakers, organization and professionalism of all of those associated at the FPRI and the First Division Museum. I want to thank you…

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