Food Will Win the War: A K-12 Educators’ Workshop on Teaching World War I, 1914–19

Saturday, January 3, 2015: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Concourse A (New York Hilton, Concourse Level)

Sponsored by the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board. Organized by the American Historical Association, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and National History Day.

Learn how to engage and inspire students with this innovative approach to teaching World War I through food. The workshop will begin with a discussion of the historical context of the period, including some of the key issues at stake such as World War I on the American home front, the importance of food and food conservation to the war effort, and the place of humanitarianism and hunger relief in US relations with Europe. Master teachers will then provide practical ideas to use in the classroom. They will discuss how best to approach the material and offer tried and tested exercises as well as hints and tips for translating the theory into classroom practice.

Food Will Win the World: An International History of World War I through the Lens of Food
Julia Irwin, University of South Florida; Helen Veit, Michigan State University
Food Will Win the War: Approaches for Teaching World War I
Wendy Eagan, Walt Whitman High School (Maryland); Tim Bailey, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History; Amanda B. Moniz, National History Center of the American Historical Association
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