The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to host a teacher institute in partnership with the Virginia War Memorial this summer. The institute, "Coming Home: Doughboys Return from WWI," will be offered at the Presidential Library in Staunton on Monday, August 1, 2011, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and is open at no charge to all Virginia middle and high school teachers who teach Virginia and U.S. History. The class is aligned with Virginia History and Social Science Standards of Learning. The guest speaker will be William T. Walker, Jr., a former associate Vice President of William and Mary College, historian, and author of a book on World War I. He also was involved with the Presidential Library's new World War I exhibit and planned and co-led a World War I battlefield tour last October.
This institute will be the second in a series on Woodrow Wilson and World War I offered by the Virginia War Memorial in partnership with the Presidential Library. The first institute, "Over There - Virginian's Fight to End All Wars (1917-1918)," will take place on Monday, July 25, 2011 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Brigadier General John “Jack” Mountcastle, USA (Ret.), former Chief of Army Military History, will be the guest speaker.
Click here for a flyer about the Virginia War Memorial teacher institutes.