Content Education for Teachers

Seminars in American History and Government: These programs are each focused on a single topic, such as Civil Rights, Madison vs. Hamilton, Reconstruction, Presidential Power, or some other key topic, event, or idea in American history. Participants are provided with a packet of primary source documents to read in advance of the program, and on the day of the event take part in a Socratic discussion facilitated by a scholar expert in that field. A continuing education certificate is provided and in some locations teachers can elect to take three Seminars in a sequence for a single graduate credit through Ashland University.

TeachingAmericanHistory.orgWe believe that this is the premier resource for teachers, students, and citizens regarding American studies, given our extensive collections. Our Document Library consists of over 2200 primary sources from the roots of American government to the present. We also have several outstanding online exhibits related to aspects of the American Founding, as well as archives of our webinars and access to document-based lesson plans.

Teacher Webinars: Twice each month during the school year hosts a panel discussion between scholars for teachers from across the country. Documents are provided online in advance, and participants pose questions online which a moderator then asks of the two scholar panelists. Each Saturday session is about 75 minutes, and a certificate for 2 hours of continuing education is provided to every attendee (given that reading the documents takes time in advance of the program); Wednesday programs are an hour long. More information about the program is posted here. Additionally, all of our programs are archived online and are available for subscription through iTunes, as well.

Liberty Fund Weekend Colloquia: Presented in partnership with the Liberty Fund, these weekend programs are similar in format to our Weekend Colloquia, but include an additional two 90-minute discussion sessions, and generally address topics that focus only Founding-era ideas.

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