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The Korean War Legacy Foundation is honored to host the 2020 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War to commemorate the 70 anniversary of the war. The conference will be a special online event on  Saturday, December 12th from 9:00AM- 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time and will include 100 history and social science teachers from 22 countries.   The sessions will include special commemoration ceremonies, a historical lecture on the war and its significance, training on an oral history library of veteran interviews, case studies of materials on the Korean War, and presentations on the unique contributions of UN Nations. 

Date:  December 12, 2020 from 9:00AM EST to 2:00PM EST

Location:  Online using the Zoom Platform

Registration Fee:  $25 payment is required upon acceptance (You will receive a form to complete the deposit once accepted) 

Scholarship: Teachers who attend the World Congress will receive a $200 scholarship that will be transferred via Western Union.

Teacher Qualifications

  • Citizen of one of the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, or United States 
  • Conversational ability in English is required
  •  Currently teach History or social science for students ages 12-18 (no college or university professors) 
  • 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. 

Applicants who are not history/social studies teachers of ages 12-18 are eligible to attend but ineligible to receive the scholarship. 

Contact

Bobbie Downs – Conference Registration Director   kwlfprograms@gmail.com

Joseph Karb-- Conference Program Director Joseph.Karb@gmail.com 

About the Conference Host

The Korean War Legacy Foundation is a USA based, registered non-profit that focuses on assisting 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.

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