The Center for Military, War, and Society Studies at the University of Kansas believes that military history should be an essential part of the education of American students; we believe that American youth should understand the role of the military in American society, and consider why and how the United States has fought wars, along with the impact of those wars on combatants and civilians, on the nation, and on the world.
Therefore, CMWSS has launched an ambitious program to support the teaching of military history in middle and high schools and at the undergraduate and graduate university levels. As a major first step, we have created teachingmilitaryhistory.com. This website offers syllabi and sample assignments created by a wide range of scholars and teachers, along with a new “Military History & Pedagogy” series, intended to support and inspire those who are designing military history courses or incorporating military history into courses on other topics. Our next projects include a national essay contest with four awards: for high school AP History students; for undergraduates; for ROTC cadets; and for graduate students. We have also begun the process of applying for grants to host a summer seminar on teaching military history in high school. CMWSS now offers a Military Public History Award, which funds a public history project on a topic related to war or the military at the University of Kansas, as well as several travel and research grants for graduate students.
Your financial support will help make all of this possible.
Click here to visit the website for the Center for Military, War, and Society Studies.