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The University of California at Berkeley is excited to welcome 80 teachers for two NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops during the summer of 2014!

The workshop, offered June 23-27 and July 7-11, will focus on three themes: the movement of diverse peoples westward, altering the cultural landscape of the state and nation; how mobilization for war altered previous social roles and expectations, the economy, and industrial work; and how militarization had lasting implications on technology, industry, and civil rights.

Educators from across the country will explore the workshop theme through scholar lectures, visit to Bay Area landmarks of national significance, discussion of related readings and curricular connections. Together we will explore the question – How did World War II alter American society?

Our exploration will take us through urban neighborhoods, historic ships, bay side trails, and coastal bluffs.

Applications are due March 4, 2014, and all applicants will be informed of their acceptance on March 31, 2014.

Please explore this site to learn more about the planned programming, and we look forward to working with you!

Dr. Mark Brilliant
Associate Professor, History, UC Berkeley

Dr. Rachel B. Reinhard
Director, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project


Images (clockwise): We Can Do It! J. Howard Miller for Westinghouse, 1942. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution; Workers at launching of C-4 Transport. UC Berkeley Bancroft Library (via Calisphere); Historic areial view of Richmond Shipyard Number Three at the end of the War. Aerial photo courtesy of the Richmond Museum of History Collection (via; San Francisco, Calif., Apr. 1942 - Residents of Japanese ancestry, in response to the United States Army's Exclusion order No. 20, appearing at the Civil Control Ctation and being registered for housing in War Relocation Authority Centers for the duration of the war. April 1942. Dorothea Lange. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.


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