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The Eleventh Annual Marshall Immersion Workshop "A Visionary Adventure across Continents: George C. Marshall and the European Recovery Program" DEADLINE: March 15, 2013 July 22- July 26, 2013 Open to High School Level American and Modern European* History Teachers and Supervisors. Workshop Details The George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor in Leesburg, Virginia is pleased to announce the eleventh annual Marshall Immersion Workshop, open to a limited number of high school level American and world history teachers and school system social studies supervisors. Participants will experience the rare and special privilege of meeting at Marshall's museum home, Dodona Manor, in Leesburg, Virginia to learn more about Marshall's contributions to twentieth century history. Using video materials and a series of primary documents from the Truman Presidential Library and the Marshall Library, 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 European Recovery Program (ERP). Participants will view engaging archival films originally created to promote the ERP in Europe (1947-1951), as well as the comprehensive PBS documentary "The Marshall Plan: Against the Odds." The film's researcher and co-producer, Linda Christianson, will be there to provide analysis and commentary. A significant aspect of the workshop emphasizes Marshall's use of diplomacy as a tool for rebuilding Europe after the war. Through a partnership developed with the United States Department of State, participants will have the unique opportunity to experience an afternoon of learning on-site at the department's United States Diplomacy Center at the State Department in Washington, D.C. During the latter part of the workshop week, participants will spend two days at the George C. Marshall Museum and Library in Lexington, Virginia. This will be a rich experience, since participants will have the opportunity to delve into the comprehensive Marshall archive, studying original documents relating to some of his most important work. One such historic treasure is Marshall's personal copy of the June 5, 1947, Harvard speech outlining the key concepts of the ERP. Attendees will receive copies of primary documents and other materials that will be helpful in covering this important topic in the classroom. After reviewing select materials, attendees will be expected to offer ideas for further areas of study related to Marshall's integral roles in twentieth century history. Chief among the many outstanding components of the Marshall-immersion learning experience is the opportunity for interaction between American and European colleagues. The 2013 summer workshop will include participants from Germany, Austria, and Norway. Participants will exchange ideas and perspectives on how the workshop content and materials might benefit their respective classroom instruction. All who have had this opportunity unanimously cited the experience of working with colleagues from across the Atlantic as milestones in their professional and personal lives. The workshop convenes at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 22 at Dodona Manor, Marshall's museum home in Leesburg, Virginia, and concludes on Friday, July 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Marshall Museum and Library in Lexington, VA. Benefits and Requirements Participants will receive: A stipend of $200.00; transportation, meals, and private room lodging for 4 nights* while attending the workshop (July 22-26); teaching materials connecting Marshall's leadership roles to select units of study; and recertification points. *Please note: for participants traveling from over 150 miles, additional nights of lodging, one before and one after the workshop dates, will be provided at no cost. The applicant must: 1. Be a full-time teacher at the high school level who anticipates teaching two units of either US* or Modern European history* classes in 2013-14, or who holds a position as a social studies supervisor within the school district represented, and, in all cases, will continue in the school system through the 2018-19 school year. 2. Attend the entire workshop, (1:00 p.m. Monday, July 22 through 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26); 3. Before the workshop convenes, read a short biography of Marshall written for a secondary-level audience, as well as several related articles. Copies will be provided in advance either by mail or electronically. On the first afternoon of the workshop, participants will discuss the relative value of these materials to their particular teaching situations; 4. Following the workshop, write one well-developed lesson using the materials gathered during the workshop experience, or submit a follow up paper describing the usefulness of the workshop experience to his/her respective teaching situation. Note: Participants coming from out of town must provide their own transportation to and from Leesburg, Virginia. Bus transportation will be available for all travel during the workshop, including the return trip from Lexington. While the workshop ends at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27 in Lexington, Virginia, participants will not arrive back in Leesburg until approximately 7:30 p.m. *You may teach other subjects besides "straight" US or European history that would make you eligible for participation, such as American History Since 1900; Diplomatic History of the US, and other courses that are appropriate to the workshop's theme. If so, please note that and explain. Please return your application by Friday, March 15, 2013. All applicants will be notified regarding placements in the workshop by e-mail on Friday, March 22. Application and further details: http://www.georgecmarshall.org/Marshall-Immersion-Workshop