A Visionary Adventure across Continents:”
The Marshall Immersion Workshop, July 22 – 26, 2013
The George C. Marshall International Center announces the 11th Annual Marshall Immersion Workshop, promising an exciting professional and collegial experience for high school-level American and modern European history teachers, and social studies supervisors. During the workshop, all expenses – food, lodging, and transportation – are covered and participants receive a $200 stipend, free materials, and re-certification points.
The workshop focuses on the far-reaching impact of the European Recovery Program (ERP) commonly known as “The Marshall Plan.” The week-long program begins at Marshall’s museum home, Dodona Manor, in Leesburg, VA. Using a series of primary documents from the Truman Library and the Marshall Archives, participants will gain a better understanding of the life and remarkable legacy of Secretary of State Marshall, specifically his significant role in securing the passage of the ERP.
Through a partnership developed with the United States Department of State, participants will have the unique opportunity to experience an afternoon of learning at the department’s United States Diplomacy Center in Washington, D.C., and will have a tour of the historic diplomatic reception rooms there.
Participants will complete the week at the Marshall Museum and Library in Lexington, Virginia. There they will study original documents, including his personal copy of the June 5 Harvard speech outlining the key concepts of the ERP, that relate to and reveal the background of some of Marshall’s most important decisions.
In addition to the planned ten participants from the United States, it is expected that six teachers from Europe (Norway, Austria, and Germany) will be attending this year’s workshop. This will provide an opportunity for interaction through the exchange of ideas and perspectives on how the workshop materials and content might benefit their respective classroom instruction.
The attached document contains more complete descriptive details, the benefits and requirements of the workshop, as well as an application form. Persons interested in applying may use the attachment or may also simply log onto the George C. Marshall International Center website at www.georgecmarshall.org. On the homepage, click on Programs & Events, then Education Programs, then Marshall Immersion Workshop. The application deadline is March 15, 2013.
Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.
Social Studies Coordinator
Office of Instruction