“Prelude to War” June 22-26, 2009

Life During Wartime
Teaching American History Summer Institute
“Prelude to War”
June 22-26, 2009

Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum 2nd floor Auditorium,  30 West Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703

Monday, June 22

9:00-10:00 Welcome to participants and overview of key issues in “Prelude to War”

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Stanley Schultz Lecture—“Stepping Onto the Stage of World Power: The Spanish-American War in 1898”

11:15-12:00 “Making Connections” sessions*

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:30-2:30 John Cooper (Visiting Expert) Lecture—“Progressivism, Woodrow Wilson and World War I”

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00 “Making Connections” sessions

4:00 Reception

Tuesday, June 23

9:00-10:00 John Cooper (Visiting Expert) Lecture—“The Great Depression and World War II”

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 William Reese Lecture–“The Cold War as Prelude to the Korean ‘War’”

11:15-12:15 “Making Connections” sessions

12:15-1:30 Lunch

1:302:30  Jeremi Suri lecture on “The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the End of the Cold War” DOWNLOAD POWERPOINT
( Joint Session with the Center for Russian, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and European Union Center of Excellence Teacher workshop)

2:30-3:30 “Making Connections” sessions

3:30 Reception

Wednesday, June 24

9:00-10:00 James Baughman (Visiting Expert) Lecture—“The Media and Warfare Since World War II”

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Roundtable Discussion (Panelists and Teachers) on “Government, Media, Military, and Peacetime Civil Society in Twentieth-Century America”

Panelists:  Donald Downs (Visiting Expert), James Baughman, Jeremi Suri, William Reese, Stanley Schultz

12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:30-4:00 Directed Research for Teachers in Archives of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Thursday, June 25

9:00-10:00 Jeremi Suri Lecture “The Roads to Vietnam and Iraq”

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:45 “Making Connections” sessions

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:30-4:00 Directed Research for Teachers in Archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society

Friday, June 26

Teachers and Institute Faculty work on Lesson (Unit) Plans on-site in Madison and Portage

*Faculty experts will lead all “Making Connections” sessions, devoted to integrating assigned readings with the topics raised during lectures and, most importantly, to helping teachers bring the topics and materials into their classrooms.