On behalf of: Carolyn Wyrsch
A Wonderful Summer Opportunity
The Marshall Immersion Workshop, July 20 – 24, 2015
“A Visionary Adventure across Continents”
The George C. Marshall International Center announces the 13th Annual Marshall Immersion Workshop, promising an exciting professional and collegial experience for high school-level American and world history teachers, and social studies supervisors.
Once participants arrive for the workshop, all expenses are paid; further, participants receive free materials and 35 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 the Marshall House, Marshall’s museum home 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 related to Marshall’s leadership in World War II and the post-war, including his personal copy of the June 5 Harvard speech outlining the key concepts of the ERP.
In addition to the planned ten participants from the United States, it is expected that five teachers from European countries such as Austria and Germany will be participating in the workshop. This will provide an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and perspectives regarding how the workshop materials and content might benefit each teacher’s specific classroom instruction.
Please make this information available to the membership of your organization through such methods as you may deem appropriate, such as newsletters, website, e-mail, etc. 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.
If there is a specific person within your organization, other than the person to whom this e-mail was addressed, who serves as a contact point for this type of program, I would very much appreciate their name, e-mail address and telephone number for future correspondence.
The application deadline is March 17, 2015. For questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn I. Wyrsch
Instructional Materials: wvde.state.wv.us/materials/