Conference for High School Teachers

The Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University

12-13 June 1998

(Tentative Program as of March 9, 1998 - Subject Change)


Thursday, June 11, 1998
7:00 p.m. Reception in Rotunda, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
7:45 p.m. Welcoming remarks
8:00 p.m. Tour of Vietnam Archive
Friday, June 12, 1998
8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks: James R. Reckner, The Vietnam Center
8:15 a.m. Session 1: "Vietnam's Political Culture: Basic Elements for High School Students," Douglas Pike, The Vietnam Center
9:15 a.m. Session 2: "A Common Sorrow: Teaching the American Vietnamese War," David Berman, University of Pittsburgh
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Session 3: "The Union High School Program," Paul Davis, Union High School, Union, SC, and Joe Dunn, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
Noon Lunch. Luncheon speaker: Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.
1:00 P.M. Session 4: "Using the World Wide Web in Courses Addressing the Vietnam War," Marc J. Gilbert, North Georgia College
2:45 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. Session 5A: "Teaching Students to appreciate the Complexity of the Words 'Commitment' and 'Capitulation'." Larry Berman, University of California at Davis
3:00 p.m. Session 5B: Optional work session on computers in International Cultural Center's computer library. Marc J. Gilbert, North Georgia College
7:00 p.m. Reception at International Cultural Center
8:00 p.m. Banquet at International Cultural Center
8:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Colonel Roger Donlon, USA (Ret), Executive Director, Westmoreland Scholarship Foundation, Medal of Honor Winner
Saturday, June 13, 1998
8:00 a.m. Session 6: "A Critical Skills Approach to Teaching: Using Documents and Oral History to Teach the History of the Vietnam Conflict," Steve Potts, Hibbing Community College & Mankato State University,
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Session 7: "Recent Workshop Experience," Jane Hamilton-Merritt, Independent Scholar
Noon Lunch. Luncheon speaker: To be announced
1:00 P.M. Session 8: "To Teach a Nation: Implementing the Vietnam Curriculum in America," Bob Matthews, SAS Institute & Lindy Poling, North Carolina Teacher of the Year, Mike Lynch, North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Institute
3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. Session 9: 'Teaching Military Aspects of the Vietnam War," Earl H. Tilford, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College
8:00 p.m. Dinner at County Line Restaurant
Sunday, June 14, 1998
5:00 a.m. (Until all needs met) Two Texas Tech vans available at conference Hotel to assist conference participants to airport

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