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The 5th Annual World Congress of Teachers of the Korean War


The Korean War Legacy Foundation is honored to partner with the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, R.O.K, to host the 2024 World Congress of Teachers in Cambridge, UK. Dignitaries from the UK and Republic of Korea will join teachers from all twenty-two United Nations countries that participated in the Korean War to share ideas on how the War and its legacy can be taught in the classroom. A special area of focus will be on the UK’s Korean War curriculum book published in 2020. The World Congress is an opportunity to recognize the sacrifice of Korean War veterans and the importance of studying the War’s legacy in our schools.

The programs will include:

  • Keynote speech by Minister KANG Jung-ai of the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of South Korea
  • Sessions on the UK Korean War curriculum book published in partnership with the Historical Association UK
  • Sessions on curricular books that have been completed in the US and Canada as well as new projects in New Zealand and Türkiye
  • Panel discussion with UK Korean War veterans
  • Opportunities for sharing between participants from the 22 countries
  • Gala dinner on the evening of August 3rd to commemorate the 74th anniversary of the breakout of the Korean War


August 1-4, 2024

  • August 1st: Arrival day, evening reception TBA
  • August 2nd: Teacher workshop and group dinner
  • August 3rd: Teacher workshop and Gala Dinner
  • August 4th: Departure day


Cambridge Hilton

20 Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3DT, United Kingdom


Upon acceptance to the conference, a non-refundable $75 payment is required to reserve your place at the conference. Participants will receive three nights hotel, meals, and a travel stipend.


If you have any questions, please contact: Bobbie Downs at worldcongress@koreanwarlegacy.org


  • You currently teach social studies or history for ages 12-18.
  • Proficient in English as all sessions will be in English
  • You currently teach a course that could include instruction on the Korean War.
  • You demonstrate a desire to learn and teach about the Korean War and its legacy.
  • You must teach in one of the 22 United Nations participating countries.
  • You have an interest in continuing the work completed at the conference through a fellowship or special project.
  • If accepted, teachers are required to type a transcript for one of our interviews or create a lesson as part of a service component of attendance.


  • A $75 USD registration fee is required upon acceptance.
  • As part of the registration, you must provide a letter from your school indicating that you are currently a history/social studies teacher.
  • A single occupancy hotel room will be provided from August 1st through August 4th. 
  • Rooms with two double beds can be requested, but not guaranteed. If you have an additional adult in your room, there is a $20 daily fee that you are responsible for.  
  • Participants are expected to attend all meals and events. Guests are not permitted to attend any program-sponsored events/meals.
  • All meals will be provided provided as follows:     
    • August 1st: Arrival day, no meals provided, evening reception TBA
    • August 2nd: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided
    • August 3rd: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided
    • August 4th: Departure day,  breakfast



In order to participate in the World Congress, you are required to complete one of the tasks listed below.  You may complete the task before or after the event; however, you will not receive your travel reimbursement until the task is completed.

  1. Type a transcript for a Korean War Veteran interview from the archives.
  2. Write a lesson plan on the Korean War


Teachers from North America

  • Up to $1,250 reimbursement for airfare will be provided (flight).

Teachers from the UK

  • All UK teachers will receive a $300 travel stipend. No receipts are needed to receive the stipend. If driving, you are responsible for hotel parking fees.

Teachers from Continental Europe

  • Up to $350 airfare reimbursement for travel will be provided.

Teachers from Asia and Africa

  • Up to $1800 airfare reimbursement for travel will be provided.

Please take note of the following:

  • Travel will be reimbursed after the foundation task is completed.
  • All flights must be economy class.
  • When checking into the hotel, you must provide a credit card for incidental charges.
  • If driving, you are responsible for hotel parking.

Getting to Cambridge:

A train from London to Cambridge takes about 90 minutes and costs around $25 each way.


  • Participants are expected to bring a laptop.
  • Dress for all events is summer business casual for all teacher workshops. The Gala is semi-formal (jacket/tie for men, dress or suit for women). 
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