This form is for the submission of your $300 deposit for the 2019 Korean Research Trip. 

As part of your participation, you will be required to do four things.  

  • Work with assigned travel agency to secure your travel arrangements, including paying half of the total airfare to foundation by May 15th. You will receive more instructions on this in the coming weeks.
  • Participate in five webinars, beginning in April, four of which must be attended live.   Each webinar will require  readings and online discussions that act as an introduction to the webinar topic. The webinars will be held on Saturday mornings. 
    • Webinar 1- April 6 --Background on the foundation and programs 
    • Webinar 2 - May 4 --Korean History 
    • Webinar 3- May 18  --Korean War and Legacy- Gregg Brazinsky
    • Webinar 4- June 1--Geomancy 
    • Webinar 5- June 15 --Korean culture, customs, language, itinerary 
  • Complete a foundation task, which includes completing a veteran transcript by June 30th.  This task will take approximately 3-5  hours.
  • Create a lesson plan that focuses on the Korean War, Korean culture, history or geography. THIS IS A POST TRIP ACTIVITY.You must also have evidence that you presented your lesson and trip experience to your school district, regional social studies event, or state social studies conference.  The initial lesson plan and evidence of your presentation is due by 12/31/19. As part of the education initiative of the foundation, we will be publishing all lesson plans created by participants.  Lesson plans submitted to the foundation will be reviewed and the authors will be given feedback about revisions.  As a participant, you should be willing to revise and resubmit your lesson based on feedback from the foundation.  All lessons become the property of the foundation.

Please know that the completion of the post trip requirement is not optional.  To successfully complete the Research trip, you must complete the post trip requirements. Failure to meet the participant requirements will lead to the forfeiture of your deposit.  

By submitting this deposit, you agree to the following: 

I understand that a failure to complete any trip requirements, including the post-trip lesson plan due December 31st, will result in the loss of my deposit.
I understand that if I am unable to attend the trip and the Foundation is unable to find a replacement, or experiences a monetary loss because of the airline ticket penalties, my deposit will not be refunded. 

Ends on May 31, 2019$50.00
$50.00

This form is for the submission of your $50 deposit for the 2019 Korean War Legacy Foundation conference in Athens Greece. Your deposit will secure your spot at the conference.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at bdowns@worldhistoryde.org.

Thanks,

Bobbie Downs

Conference Coordinator
 

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Join history teachers in Athens to explore the scholarship around the war and its legacy as well as the pedagogical possibilities of this history in the classroom. History & social science teachers from countries that contributed to the Korean War may apply. Special focus will be paid to the contributions of counties represented at the conference.

SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Historical lectures on the war and its significance
  • Training on an oral history library of veteran interviews
  • Case studies of materials on the Korean War created in the US and in other countries
  • Presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations
  • Time to collaborate with other teachers and begin designing a lesson

History/Social Science Teachers from the following countries are invited to apply for the conference:

  • Greece
  • Britain
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Turkey

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, August 1st: Arrival and hotel check in
  • Friday, August 2nd: Conference from 8:30AM-4:30PM + Welcome Dinner
  • Saturday, August 3rd: Conference from 8:30AM-4:30PM + Dinner
  • Sunday, August 4th: Departure

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Conversational ability in English is required
  • Currently teach History (ages 12-18)
  • And ideally, currently teach a course that could include instruction on the Korean War.
  • Interested in continuing the work completed at the conference through a fellowship or special project. Potential projects will be determined during and after the conference based on ideas generated by participants

CONFERENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bring a laptop computer for design time.
  • Submit a lesson plan based on work completed at the conference by September 15th.

REGISTRATION

  • A $50 registration fee will be collected from each participant after acceptance. There is no fee to apply for the conference.

REIMBURSEMENT

  • Participants will receive hotel, most meals, and a travel stipend. It is required that teachers submit receipts to receive the stipend.
  • Teachers from Europe will receive up to a $350 travel stipend for their flight.
  • Teachers from Africa will receive up to a $600 travel stipend for their flight.
  • Teachers from Canada will receive up to a $500 travel stipend for their flight.

Teachers may extend their trip at their own expense by contacting the hotel directly. Participants who extend their trip will be responsible for the price difference if their extended airfare rate is greater that the airfare rate for 8/1-8/4.

HOTEL AND MEALS

Hilton Athens:
Leof. Vasilissis Sofias 46, Athina 115 28, Greece

Rooms will be double occupancy (shared). Rooms have two single beds and roommates will be assigned prior to the conference. Any incidental expenses are the responsibility of participants.

Please contact Bobbie Downs (bdowns@worldhistoryde.org) with questions about application, travel, or logistics.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE HOST

The goal of the Korean War Legacy Foundation is to assist teachers, students, and the general public in understanding the origins and outcomes of the Korean War, the challenges that soldiers faced while fighting it, and its rich legacy promoting democracy and freedom in the world today, which is exemplified by South Korea’s simultaneous achievement of rapid economic development and substantive democratization in late 20th century.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE SPONSOR

The Republic of Korea Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs mission is to honor and serve those who have dedicated their lives and sacrificed for our country, and to preserve and promote their patriotic spirit.

                            Mapae Grant Award 

                                 World History Digital Education Foundation [WHDE]

                                            Korean War Legacy Foundation [KWLF]

The World History Digital Education Foundation and the Korean War Legacy Foundation are honored to have a cadre of dedicated educators sharing information about Korea and the Korean War to teachers throughout the United States. To recognize the outstanding work of these teachers, we created the Mapae Award. 

The Mapae Award is based on the medallion used by officials of the central government during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The King’s hand-picked special officials, called “Eosa” (literally meaning the official dispatched by the King)  traveled through regional areas on public duties and primarily prosecuted corrupt officials in the provinces. In most instances, the King secretly appointed Eosa, who were often the first prize awardee in Joseon’s national civil service examination called Gwageo. Eosa were given a medal, the Mapae, which identified their special status as the King’s appointed secret prosecutor and gave them the right to conscript horses for transportation to the provinces.  Eosa with Mapae were allowed to have a special access to  saddle horses kept at government-run post stations upon presenting their Mapae medal. The bearer of the medal, which was issued by a government agency called the Sangseowon (Office of Seals and Badges), was entitled to use the number of horses carved on the badge and was typically accompanied by a station attendant who guided him to the next station approximately 16 kilometers away. The attendant returned to his home station with the horse under his charge, while the traveler continued on his journey via other stations to his final destination. 

Similar to the Joseon officials, teachers who have been awarded the medal will be provided resources, based on the number of horses on their medal, to help them share knowledge throughout the United States about Korean history, South Korea’s simultaneous rapid economic development and democratization, and the Korean War.

One Horse

Qualification

  • Attend a WHDE or KWLF workshop and successfully complete all workshop requirements

Available Resources

  • Up to $500 to host a workshop for at least 12 teachers. Teachers may also propose a special project related to Korea or the Korean War.
  • Funding may be used for food, speaker honorariums, materials and/or room rental.
  • Teachers must submit a budget and be pre-approved before making any expenditure. Receipts or invoices must be produced before any payments are made.
  • NOTE: We are happy to assist in developing a workshop program.


Two Horses

Qualification

  • Successfully complete a workshop or special project at the one horse level.

Available Resources

  • Up to $1000 to host a workshop for at least 15 teachers. Teachers may also propose a special project related to Korea or the Korean War.
  • Funding may be used for food, speaker honorariums, materials and/or room rental. Teachers at the two-horse level may use $250 of the grant funds as a personal honorarium.
  • Teachers must submit a budget and be pre-approved before making any expenditure. Receipts or invoices must be produced before any payments are made.
  • NOTE: We are happy to assist in developing a workshop program.


Three Horses

Qualification

  • Successfully complete a workshop or special project at the two-horse level.

Available Resources

  • Up to $1500 to host a workshop for at least 20 teachers. Teachers may also propose a special project related to Korea or the Korean War.
  • Funding may be used for food, speaker honorariums, materials, room rental. Teachers at the three-horse level may use $350 of the grant funds as a personal honorarium.
  • Teachers must submit a budget and be pre-approved before making any expenditure. Receipts or invoices must be produced before any payments are made.
  • NOTE: We are happy to assist teachers in developing a workshop program.


Four Horses

Qualification

  • Teachers at the four-horse level are trusted regular consultants for the foundation. All teachers at this level will go through an application and interview process.

Available Resources

  • Teachers at the four-horse level will be tasked with special projects and will be given an appropriate budget to complete all tasks.


Five Horses

Qualification

  • Teachers at the five-horse level are project managers who have shown excellent leadership qualities.

Available Resources

  • Teachers at the five-horse level will develop special projects and workshops and will be given an appropriate budget to complete all tasks.

READ  THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

Congratulations again on being selected to attend the 2018 Korea Research trip!  The trip will take place from July 6-16, 2019. 

As part of the trip agreement, you will be required to make an initial deposit of $300.00 (due 3/15) to reserve your spot. As part of your participation, you will be required to do four things.  

  • Work with assigned travel agency to secure your travel arrangements, including paying half of the total airfare to foundation by May 15th. You will receive more instructions on this in the coming weeks.
  • Participate in five webinars, beginning in April, four of which must be attended live.   Each webinar will require  readings and online discussions that act as an introduction to the webinar topic. The webinars will be held on Saturday mornings. 
    • Webinar 1- April 6 --Background on the foundation and programs 
    • Webinar 2 - May 4 --Korean History 
    • Webinar 3- May 18  --Korean War and Legacy- Gregg Brazinsky
    • Webinar 4- June 1--Geomancy 
    • Webinar 5- June 15 --Korean culture, customs, language, itinerary 
  • Complete a foundation task, which includes completing a veteran transcript by June 30th.  This task will take approximately 3-5  hours.
  • Create a lesson plan that focuses on the Korean War, Korean culture, history or geography. THIS IS A POST TRIP ACTIVITY.You must also have evidence that you presented your lesson and trip experience to your school district, regional social studies event, or state social studies conference.  The initial lesson plan and evidence of your presentation is due by 12/31/19. As part of the education initiative of the foundation, we will be publishing all lesson plans created by participants.  Lesson plans submitted to the foundation will be reviewed and the authors will be given feedback about revisions.  As a participant, you should be willing to revise and resubmit your lesson based on feedback from the foundation.  All lessons become the property of the foundation.

Please know that the completion of the post trip requirement is not optional.  To successfully complete the Research trip, you must complete the post trip requirements. Failure to meet the participant requirements will lead to the forfeiture of your deposit.  

Travel Advisories 

There are several travel advisories you should consider before acceptance:

1. The weather in Korea can be extremely hot in July. It is common for temperatures to be in the 85-90 degree range with 90% humidity.

2. Part of the trip will include considerable amounts of walking/hiking. Participants should be able to physically handle 3-4 miles of walking a day.

3. Participants will also be required to spend two nights sleeping on floor mats in gender separated, communal rooms (Buddhist temple and Korean traditional home stay)

4.  Some local Korean restaurants will be unable to offer many vegetarian/vegan options.

 If you decide to decline the invitation or if you have any questions, please email Bobbie Downs at bdowns@worldhistoryde.org.

Your input is appreciated and we will take all of your opinions and ideas into consideration. Thank you.
Please use this form to turn in your work log by the last day of each month.
The Korean War Legacy Fellowship program will develop online resources for students teachers and the public to learn about the Korean War and modern Korea. 
The Korean War Legacy Foundation seeks to reward teachers who contribute interviews to the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial.
The Korean War Legacy Senior Teacher Fellowship program is available for fellows who have completed one year of the fellowship, successfully crafting online resources for students teachers and the public to learn about the Korean War and modern Korea. 
The Korean War Legacy Fellowship program will develop online resources for students teachers and the public to learn about the Korean War and modern Korea. 

We are pleased to invite you to nominate a candidate for the 2016 Pledge to Remember Scholarship Program sponsored by the Korean War Legacy Foundation, Inc. and the Ministry of Patriots of Veteran Affairs of South Korea.

 Finalist for this scholarship will be chosen on the basis of character, leadership, archival contributions, civic duty to their community, and scholarship. Each recipient is eligible for a one-time scholarship ranging from $500-$1,000 that may be used at any accredited college or university the student chooses to attend.

 Each accredited education program may nominate more than one student[K4] . The following page of the application details eligibility and application procedures; please read and follow it carefully. All applications must be postmarked or received by Friday June 3rd, 2016. No exceptions will be made and incomplete applications will be disqualified. This will ensure the program time to review all candidates and announce the recipients in a timely manner.

The winner of the scholarship will be notified by email in early May. We will ask the winners of this scholarship to submit a video explaining why they joined the program, and what impact it has had on their lives.

Please do not hesitate to contact the foundation with any questions. We look forward to receiving your school’s applications.

Thank you so much for contributing a transcription to the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial.  You are a key part of making this memorial more accessible.  
Thank you for participation in this year's conference.  Please use this form to submit your lesson plan or presentation.  You may also use this form as a place to show off all the ways you are incorporating veterans into the classroom.  We will choose teachers for the research trip to South Korea based off your submissions.
This form allows you to request a veteran interview for transcription.  Choose a veteran from www.kwvdm.org that does not have a bio next to his/her video.  Complete this form, and we will notify you that the veteran is reserved for you.
When conducting interviews, please have your veteran complete this form.
Please let us know your food preference for the following meals.
Please let us know your food preference for the following meals, the dates you plan on staying, and if anyone will be accompanying you.
We are excited to have you join us for the Korean War Digital History Project Teacher Conference. Please complete this short form to help us accommodate you.
Use this form to submit any video interviews and/or artifacts to the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial.  
This application is for the 4th Annual Youth Corps Convention taking place in Orlando, Florida from June 21-24, 2016. 

Details on the guidelines for the required submission of an interview can be found on our website.
After you have been accepted please fill out this registration form. This form is where you will pay your dues and give us other necessary information.

As part of your registration please contact GAE Tour, Ms. Chaun at 770-455-9522 to arrange your flight. Ms. Chaun will work with you to determine the best flight. You will recieve your half of the reimbursment at the end of the convention.
After you have been accepted please fill out this registration form. This form is where you will pay your dues and give us other necessary information.
If you are coming to the conference as a guest, please fill out this registration form. This form is where you will pay your dues and give us other necessary information.
Thank you for coming to our veteran event on June 22nd (12:30-7:30 PM).  You will be answering questions from 5 to 10 teachers from 12:45 to 3:00 PM. this is less of a formal interview and more of a practice session for the teachers.  You will then have a cocktail hour followed by a banquet dinner. At the dinner, you will enjoy several events including a formal POW/MIA ceremony and a speech from Clifton Daniel (grandson of President Truman). 

To best accommodate you, please fill out the following form.

This application is for the 4th Annual Youth Corps Convention taking place in Washington, D.C. from July 11-14, 2017.  

All criteria must be met in order to be eligible to attend the Convention. Details on the guidelines for the required submission of an interview can be found on our website or Facebook page. 
After you have been accepted please fill out this registration form. This form is where you will pay your dues and give us other necessary information.
This form is for teachers in need of a single occupancy room.  You will need to pay a one time fee to cover the remaining cost of the room. If you are requesting single occupancy because you would like to bring a guest, please plan to also pay the guest registration fee.
Here is where you can add whatever guidelines you have for submitters.
Korean War Digital History Project