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Teaching Literacy through History – World War I

In honor of the centennial anniversary of America’s participation in WWI, join the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the WWI National Centennial Commission for a FREE full-day professional development session for Montana teachers on Saturday, November 16th.

Free breakfast, lunch, and classroom materials will be provided as well as a $40 participation stipend!

In the morning, you will hear a content lecture by Professor of History at Washington State University and author of  Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese–U.S. Relations during World War I, Noriko Kawamura. In the afternoon, you will dive into pedagogy and integrated literacy strategies with one of our Master Teachers.

Please register by clicking on the button on the top right. Note that the address you enter will be the one we send the stipend to 3-4 weeks after the workshop – please make sure you enter your correct, preferred address. 

How to Enroll: Visit the registration website

Montana & the Great War: Looking Back 100 Years Sympoisum

The Montana Historical Society is hosting a two-day symposium on Montana’s role in World War I. The 100th anniversary of the war’s end is November 11, 2018.  Symposium topics include the roles of Charlie Russell and Jeannette Rankin played in the war effort, the impact of the Spanish flu and others. Educators can earn up to eight OPI renewal units for attending the symposium.  Visit the society’s website for the schedule and more information.