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2013 Summer Institute

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Year Three Biographies of a nation

World War II and Its Legacy

JUNE 17-20, 2013 Summer Institute (Great Falls, MT)


Biography and Essential Questions

Biography is used as a lens to present the content of this time period.  Throughout the three years of this program, there will be a focus on individuals—both the famous and not so famous.  What were the conflicts and struggles facing those individuals?  What were the choices they made?  What were the unintended consequences of those decisions, and how did those people represent the “collective history” (narrative) of the period?


Monday, June 17, 2013

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:40 Welcome

8:40-9:50 FDR’s Foreign Policy (Bob)

9:50-10:00 Break

10:00-11:10 Military History of WWII, Part 1 (Jim)

11:10-11:20 Break

11:20-12:30 Military History of WWII, Part II (Jim)

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Focus Groups with Phyllis

1:30-2:30 Teaching with the Propaganda of WWII (Danice) PowerPoint, Activity Cover, For Analysis, Analysis Form

2:30-2:40 Break

2:40-3:50 The Decision to Drop the Bombs (Bob)

3:50-4:00 Break

4:00-4:50 Teaching with Historic Sites (Danice) PowerPoint, 5 Step Worksheet, 5 Step Worksheet Filled In, History of Malmstrom Air Force Base (Highlighted)

4:50-5:00 Wrap Up


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Malmstrom and the World (Bob)

9:30-12:30 Malmstrom Air Force Base

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Focus Groups with Phyllis

1:30-2:40 Labor Goes to War, 1939 – 1946 (Jim)

2:40-2:50 Break

2:50-3:00 Introductions (Bob)

3:00-4:30 Imprisonment of Japanese Americans in U.S. Concentration Camps (Sam Mihara, former prisoner at Pomona and Heart Mountain Camps)

4:30-4:40 Brief Q&A

4:40-5:00 Wrap Up


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:20 Memories of Heart Mountain, an American Concentration Camp (Sam Mihara, former prisoner at Pomona and Heart Mountain Camps)

9:20-10:05 Q&A and Discussion with Sam Mihara

10:05-10:10 Quick Break

10:10-11:10 Teaching with Artifacts: WWII on the Homefront (Danice) Powerpoint, Teaching With Artifacts Handout

11:10-11:20 Break

11:20-12:30 Fighting the White Man’s War: Native Americans and World War II (Walter)

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Focus Groups

1:30-2:30 Pulling it together—Lessons Learned (Jim and Danice)

2:30-2:40 Break

2:40-3:50 American Indian Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century (Walter)

3:50-4:00 Wrap Up


Thursday, June 20, 2013

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:50 The Cold War: The Transfer of Military WWII Technologies to the Civilian Sector (George)

9:50-10:00 Break

10:00-11:20 WWII and the Launch of the Modern Computer (George)

11:20-12:20 Lunch

12:20-1:20 The Last Three Years (Bob)

1:20-1:40 Break, Clean Up, and Instructions

1:40-3:00 Assessment

3:00 Adjourn



Contact Information

Danice: toyiasfamily@me.com 406-580-3925

Jim: james.bruggeman@mchce.net 406-600-6806

Bob: rwrydell@gmail.com 406-994-7929

Walter: wfleming@montana.edu

George: Bitenbyte@aol.com

Sam: SMIHARA@socal.rr.com






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