Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

2010 Summer Teachers Conference

America at War: 1950-2010
July 12-16, 2010

Korean War soldiersThe Harry S. Truman Library and Museum will be offering a summer course for teachers in July. The course will take place at the Truman Library from July 12-16, 2010.

The theme will be "America at War:1950 - 2010". Presenters will examine the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and discuss its legacy. Teachers will have the opportunity to hear scholars from around the nation and discuss the latest research on topics such as the Vietnam War, the Iran hostage crisis, the end of the Cold war and present day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Educators will also create lesson plans and teaching materials based on the presentations.

Speakers include Adrian Lewis, University of Kansas; representatives from nine presidential libraries, Paul Edwards from the Center for the Study of the Korean War, military historians and currently serving military officers from Fort Leavenworth.

Teachers will have access to numerous primary sources from the Truman archives during the week-long conference and will be encouraged to share their ideas during the conference.

To apply, teachers should download the application form on this webpage. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2010. Registration for the conference is $100. Two hours credit is available from UMKC for an additional cost.

For teachers from outside of the KC-metro area, the Truman Library will provide a hotel room. All successful applicants will need to pay a $100 registration fee. If you have questions, please email mark.adams@nara.gov.


Last updated: March 24, 2010

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