The History Channel, together with the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress — http://www.loc.gov/vets/ — will host a National Teach-In on Veterans History Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at 12 pm EST. Educators and students nationwide can tune-in and view this live webcast online at www.veterans.com.
The webcast will be broadcast live from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. A panel of educators and veterans will answer questions from students via video, email, and a live audience. The teach-in will focus on the histories and stories of veterans, and will provide information on how communities nationwide can help preserve the stories of veterans and possibly submit them to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.
This event is part of the Take A Veteran to School Day initiative created by HISTORY. The panel features Robert Patrick, Director of the Veterans History Project, Terry Shima, WWII veteran and Executive Director of the Japanese American Veterans Assoc., Professor Darlene Iskra, a US Navy veteran of Desert Storm and the first female commander of a US Navy ship, and Jonathan Bickel, a teacher from Eastern Lebanon County High School and part of a teaching-team on veterans history at his school. Dr. Libby O’Connell, Chief Historian for The History Channel, will moderate.