I'm looking for two presenters to join me in preparing a panel for the Conference on New York State History taking place next June 5-7th at a site to be announced (in the Mid-Hudson Valley).
My paper examines the efforts of New York State school teachers to foster patriotism among their students both during and after World War I. It includes references to various tests and evaluation mechanisms at the high school level, as well as writing assignments for grade school students. In fact, I have obtained a collection of essays on the theme "Americanism," written by a group of sixth-graders in 1919, that will serve as the basis for much of my presentation.
The panel possibilities are numerous
educational issues in New York history
World War I
the Red Scare or radlicalism in general
If anyone would like to help form a panel along one of these themes (or any other), please e-mail me. The deadline for proposals is January 15th.
Dr. Todd Pfannestiel
Department of History
Clarion, PA 16214
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