Dobie history teacher Craig Sanders participated in a one-week seminar at Columbia University in New York earlier this summer sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. The seminar was titled "Culture and Politics in the Age of the Cold War."
Directed by author and historian Alan Brinkley, the seminar offered an introduction to the politics and culture of a period of rapid transition in American life from the end of World War II to the beginning of the 1960s.
Participants were selected after a competitive application process in the spring.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute is renowned for its scholarly seminars for K-12 educators and National Park Service interpreters. This summer the Institute's seminars will offer over 1,000 participants the chance to study American history with leading scholars of the field.
All costs for the seminars are picked up by the Institute.