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.

2020 Korea Research Trip

Date

The 2020 South Korean research trip will take place from June 30th- July 11th. Fellows should use June 30th as a travel day, and plan to arrive in at Incheon International Airport by July 1st

Cost

Fellows are required to pay a $300.00 deposit by March 1st, which will be refunded once a fellow has completed their requirements to the foundation. Fellows are also responsible for paying half of their total airfare (domestic and international) by April 15th  

Trip

Although this fellowship is listed as a trip, the commitment is more than just travel to Korea. Fellows complete four cycles to fulfill their requirements to the foundation.

The pre-trip cycle focuses on preparing fellows for their trip by building content about Korea while at the same time building knowledge of the foundation. In this cycle, fellows will enroll in an online class in which they will have assigned readings about Korean history and culture, participate on class discussion boards, and attend webinars pertaining to themes covered in the readings. At the same time the fellows will participate in completing a task for the foundation. In the past, those tasks have included transcribing interviews, conducting interviews with Korean War veterans, and field-testing educational material.

The second cycle is the trip cycle which will last from June 30th  to July 11th. The trip will include daily excursions that requirefellows to dig deeper into the complexity of the history, culture, and development of the Korean peninsula, and specifically South Korea. This includes travel to important sites of the Korean War such as the Demilitarized Zone, historic sites such as Geyongbokgung Palace, and unique experiences such as staying at a Buddhist temple. Each excursion is intentional and looks to build on fellows’ knowledge and understanding of Korea with the purpose of impacting education.

The third cycle, or post-trip cycle, is focused on fellows sharing what they have learned. In this cycle, fellows are required to do two tasks that highlight how their experience will impact their educational practice. The first will have fellows provide proof of a presentation about their travel experience to a district, state, or regional organization. The second task will have fellows develop a lesson plan that focuses on Korean culture and/or history. A template will be provided by the foundation for this exercise. The presentation and lesson plan are both due by 12/31/20.

The fourth cycle of the trip is the eternal phase. After completion of the lesson plan, participants will become members of the Korean Fellows Alumni Association. This community group will receive newsletter and e-mail updates from the foundation with information on teaching Korean history and culture. Furthermore, alumni fellows will be added into the Korean Fellow Alumni Association Facebook page in order to stay connected and share ideas with other fellows.

Any participant who does not complete the required tasks will be considered to be unsuccessful and will not be considered a foundation fellow.  Unsuccessful participants will forfeit their $300 deposit and will be invoiced for an additional $300 to help defray any loss to the foundation.

About World Digital Education Foundation

The advent of digital technology challenges conventional ways of educating students and creates unlimited opportunities deliver digital educational materials. In this transition from the analogue era to the digital era, the World History Digital Education Foundation will lead at the K-12 level in the study of global history by:

  • Creating innovative digital resources in world history education such as story maps, multi-media curriculums, interactive websites, and virtual reality experiences.
  • Developing one-to-one technology capability programs for high needs schools lacking the financial capacity for digital educational technology and equipment.
  • Training social studies teachers in the use of technology and engaging them to write new curriculums and lesson plans.
  • Developing a collaborative online community of educators who will share best practices in social studies education.
  • Educating students on the use of digital resources for research and learning

About the Korea Foundation

The Korea Foundation was established in 1991 to promote awareness and understanding of Korea and to enhance goodwill and friendship among the international community through its cultural, academic and intellectual exchange activities and programs. Some of its major works include: providing support for Korean studies overseas, organizing/supporting international forums, assisting research institutions/think tanks around the world in their research, conferences and publications, and establishing Korean galleries in museums abroad. Currently, the foundation has two branch offices in the United States: the Washington D.C. Office and the L.A. Office, which opened in 2005. Both offices serve as liaisons to the main headquarter in Korea and overseas and manage the foundation’s projects and programs in North/ South America and the Caribbean Islands.

Trip Director

Bobbie Downs Research Trip Director

Foundation Leadership

Dr. Jongwoo Han President, World History Digital Education Foundation

Joseph Karb Executive Director, World History Digital Education Foundation

If you have any questions, please contact: 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.
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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.
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