Date: July 23 and July 24, 2019
Location: July 23 – The Iowa Gold Star Museum, 8:00 – 5:00
July 24 – Living History Farms, 8:30-11:00; The Iowa Gold Star Museum, 12:30-5:00
Course #: LR 288:611
Instructor: Jennifer Cooley, Daniel Jones & Michael Vogt
Credit Hours: 1
*NOTE:* To earn credit, the participant must attend all parts of the 2-day course:
Module 1: July 23rd, 2019
Module 2: July 23rd, 2019
Module 3: July 24th, 2019
Module 4: July 24th, 2019
This highly energetic and interactive two-day course crosses the curriculum areas to offer a blend of meaningful content focused on best practices and primary sources for teaching World War One and it enduring impact. Learn to debunk common WWI misconceptions, how to teach beyond the Western Front and why “The Great War” needs to be taught now more than ever.
Participants will walk away with information and primary sources that expand knowledge of the period leading up to, during and following “The Great War”, both at home and abroad that can be used immediately in the classroom.
Combine classroom learning with explorations of local resources available to teachers. Explore the home front by visiting Living History Farms. Learn about the role of Camp Dodge and Fort Des Moines in preparing soldiers for the Great War. And explore primary source materials available through the State Historical Museum in Des Moines.
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