The Story of World War II, July 30–August 5, 2017

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Location

National World War II Museum

World War II is perhaps the greatest story—as well as the greatest catastrophe—in recorded history. Why was it fought? How was it fought? And how did it shape the world we live in?

Directors

Donald L. Miller, John Henry MacCracken Professor of History, Lafayette College

Overview

World War II is perhaps the greatest story—as well as the greatest catastrophe—in recorded history. It is also a war that changed the world. Why was it fought? How was it fought? And how did it shape the world we live in? We will examine the American perspective on these questions through the recorded experiences of those at the face of battle: soldiers, sailors, airmen, nurses, doctors, and reporters as well as civilians caught in its ruin and agony.

Travel & Accommodations

The National World War II Museum is located in New Orleans, Louisiana, approximately 15 miles from Louis Armstrong International Airport, and is easily reached by taxi, car, or shuttle.

Workshop participants will stay in a nearby hotel and will share rooms with other participants. Participants should bring laptops.

Meals

Meals will be served in a space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Travel Reimbursement

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.

Graduate Credit

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit to participating seminar teachers. For more information, please click here.

Course Reviews from Past Participants

"I have attended many seminars, but I learned the most in content in this one. WWII was not a strong area for me and I am grateful for what I learned and how I can connect that information with teaching the Holocaust and use it in the library when collaborating with teachers. The seminar inspired me to continue to learn more about this huge topic. It was an honor to study under Dr. Miller, and his books are an excellent resource that I will continue to use."

"I thought this seminar was absolutely amazing. The mix between films, exhibits and lectures was perfect and kept the days interesting. The amount of people involved from Gilder and the Museum was great and gave many different perspectives about both in the scheme of teaching."

"This was an excellent week. The topics and support from Gilder Lehrman , academic, and museum professionals was superb-top rank."

Questions?

Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.

July 30th, 2017 5:00 PM   through   August 5th, 2017 9:00 AM
National World War II Museum
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA
United States

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