From the creation of the Continental Army to today, the Army has fostered leadership at all levels.
Throughout U.S. history, Army leaders adapted to the field conditions. They maintained a clear vision, built strong organizational cultures, and motivated troops. Some leaders showed skills early and rose through the ranks, while others rose to the occasion. Leaders emerged at every level, often in the face of adversity. They showed an ability to sacrifice, act decisively, and carry out a commander’s vision. Today, effective Army leaders serve as role models and case studies for future generations.
In this Educator Workshop, join museum educators to explore how Soldiers have used the military service to advance civil rights throughout history. Understand how their leadership made lasting impacts both on the Army and the home front. Learn how to incorporate the National Army Museum’s digital programs and resources into your curriculum.
10 – 10:15 a.m. – Introduction & Activity
10:15 – 11 a.m. – Rucksack Program: The Revolutionary War
11 – 11:15 a.m. – Break
11:15 a.m. – noon – Defining “American”: Native American Soldiers in World War I and the Path Towards Citizenship
noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch on your own
1 – 1:45 p.m. – Making A Way Out of No Way: African American Soldiers in World War II
1:45 – 2 p.m. – Break
2 – 2:45 p.m. – “This is My War Too”: The Women’s Army Corps in World War II
2:45 – 3 p.m. – Conclusion
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