Teachers' Day

Teachers’ Day

April 1, 2017

With David Silbey, Ph.D.

At the 84th Annual Conference of the Society for Military History

Jacksonville, Florida


Sponsored By

Department of History

The University of North Florida and

The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience

History Department

Florida State University

All K-12 Teachers Welcome

Registration Form


“Talking about Teaching: A Lunchtime Discussion on Military History”

Military history has long been quite popular among students (and many parents!). This lunchtime talk, led by Dr. David Silbey, author of several books and professor at Cornell University, will be the discussion about the challenges of teaching military history at the K-12 lesson and a chance to share ideas, problems, and solutions.

For just $35

(checks only please, no cash)

Exclusive all-day access to Saturday’s sessions and panels including, but not limited to:


 “Digitizing War for the Classroom: Engaging with Digital Resources to Teach Military History”

“Improvised Warfare: The United States and the Sioux During the Civil War”

“Making War Accessible: Strategies for Teaching Military History”

Attend a FREE lunch with Speaker David Silbey

The chance to attend a Book Fair exhibiting the award-winning authors featured at the conference

Certificate of attendance available upon request!


David Silbey, Ph.D. Cornell University

David Silbey is a military historian, focusing on modern warfare, currently teaching at Cornell in David Silbey_0.pngWashington D.C. Professor Silbey’s first book, The British Working Class and Enthusiasm for War, 1914-1916 was published by Taylor & Francis in 2005. His second book, A War of Empire and Frontier: The Philippine-American War, 1899-1902 was published by Hill & Wang in Spring 2007 as well as The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, 1900, published in March of 2012. He received his B.A. from Cornell and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University.


About the Society for Military History

The Society for Military History was originally established in 1933 as the American SMH LOGO.jpgMilitary History Foundation, renamed in 1939 and then again in 1990. The main goal of the Society is to advance the study of military history and create interest in the subject. Current membership of the society stands around 2,700, including some of the leading prominent scholars, citizens, and soldiers globally.