The Cleveland History Leadership Program for Teachers included 22 teachers from the schools listed who participated in the program
held at Cleveland State University, from July 26 to August 6, 2004.
Professors from Kenyon College, Dr. Peter Rutkoff and Dr. Will Scott lead activities and were supported by Dr. Russ Olwell, Eastern Michigan University and Dr. Mark Tebeau of CSU during the session. Dr. Robert Bain, University of Michigan was guest speak at the conclusion of the program.
The initial two-week seminar for teachers of American and European history examined the period before and after the First World War, 1910 to 1930.
Teachers were introduced to primary cultural texts giving insight into the era of the Great War that was a time of dramatic and revolutionary change. Novels including All Quiet on the Western Front, Rites of Spring, The Great War, and Birth of the Modern Age among others were read and discussed. Films such as Paths of Glory, Grand Illusion as well as All Quiet on the Western Front were viewed and discussed. The inclusion and discussion of pedagogy and teaching standards was also an integral segment of the program.