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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) 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.
 
This 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 14, 2014.

 

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