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The Korean War Legacy Foundation is honored to host the 2021 World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the war. The conference will be a special online event on Tuesday, July 27th from 8:30 am- 1:30pm Eastern Standard Time and will include 100 history and social science teachers from 22 countries. The sessions will include special commemoration ceremonies, including special remarks from an MPVA Representative, 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.

Because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, US teachers will attend in-person and teachers from other coalition member nations will attend the conference online. US teachers should click here for a separate registration page.

ELIGIBILITY

Teachers from the following countries are eligible to attend the conference:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • India
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United States (will attend in person)

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Conversational ability in English is required
  • Currently teach History or social science for students ages 12-18
  • Currently teach a course that could include instruction on the Korean War or plan to teach a course in the near future.
  • Interested in continuing the work completed at the conference through a fellowship or special project.

APPLICATION LINK

Applications will be accepted until July 8th, 2021
Bobbie Downs – Conference Registration Director   bdowns@worldhistoryde.org
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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