On behalf of Carolyn Wyrsch, Marshall Immersion Workshop Co-Director
“A Visionary Adventure across Continents:”
The Marshall Immersion Workshop, July 21 – 25, 2014
The George C. Marshall International Center announces the 12th 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 are paid during the workshop to include food (excluding one evening during the workshop, and the night of arrival and departure from the workshop), 6 nights of lodging and transportation during the workshop, and participants receive 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, the Marshall House, 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.
Teachers 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, 1947 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 there will be several teachers from Europe (ex. Austria and Germany, Marshall Plan recipient countries) will be participating in 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.
See attached document for more information and application:
Marshall Immersion Workshop, 2014-2
Robert “Joey” Wiseman Jr.
Office of Secondary Learning