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September 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Gilded Age – Foreign and Domestic Policy, hosted by San Diego USD (San Diego, CA)

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the San Diego area to discuss the key domestic and foreign policy issues of the Gilded Age, and the ideas behind them, through a collection of original documents. Teachers will take part in three 90-minute discussion sessions, led by Dr. David Tucker of Ashland University, using the words and arguments of the times to better understand the people, events, and movements of this pivotal point in American history. All registrants will receive a paper copy of the…

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One-Day Seminar: American Foreign Policy, hosted by Broken Arrow Schools, Tulsa, OK

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the Tulsa area to discuss the ideas and events key to understanding American foreign policy, from the 1790s through the decades after WW2. Americans have always looked beyond their own borders. Nevertheless, the Founders advised Americans to steer clear of foreign quarrels. This seminar will examine how the tension between these two tendencies has played out through the history of the United States. All participants will receive a certificate for continuing education hours; a physical copy of the…

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One-Day Seminar: World War 2, hosted by St. Thomas High School, Houston, TX

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This program will focus on the American experience in World War 2, addressing the causes, conduct of the war, and sociopolitical dimensions of how the war was fought abroad and at home, and its impacts on American government and society. Participants will be provided with a documents reader in advance of the program, and will take part in three 90-minute discussion sessions led by Dr. Greg Schneider of Emporia State University. There is no admission fee, and a certificate for…

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights – Speeches and Leaders, hosted by ThunderRidge High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Dig deeply into the ideas of the Civil Rights Movement through the words of some of its greatest thinkers and leaders. Drawing from speeches and writings from across the decades, this Seminar will help you better understand what they meant, their arguments, and how their words were received at the time. This Seminar would be great for both History and English teachers, given its focus on language and the power of words. All registrants will receive a printed copy of…

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One-Day Seminar – Lincoln and Reconstruction – hosted by Sandia Preparatory School (Albuquerque, NM)

September 27 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm
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This program is a study of Lincoln’s struggles, ideas, and plans to reconstruct the Union during and after the Civil War. Special emphasis is placed on the challenges he faced in trying to win the war while simultaneously laying the groundwork for a reconstructed country, and how his ideas about the status of slaves changed over the course of the war. Documents studied include those from before and during the war, helping participants understand Lincoln’s beliefs and plans, and how…

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One-Day Seminar – Jacksonian America hosted by the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative (Hazard, KY)

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will consider Jackson’s ascendancy to President, its historical context as well as many of his controversial policies such as the Bank War, Nullification Crisis and the Indian Removal Act. Discussion Leader: Dennis Boman, Professor Lindenwood University Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar – Trailblazers and Torchbearers in American Women’s History hosted by Florida Council of History Education (Sarasota, FL)

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Women’s political, social and economic status has undergone several transformations in American history.  This seminar will explore readings and documents in three of those stages: Women of Reform and Revolution, Women in the Progressive Era and Voting Booths and Is Suffrage Enough – the Lasting Impact. Discussion Leader: Dr. Natalie Taylor, Associate Professor of Government, Skidmore College Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration Closed

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One-Day Seminar – The Great Depression and the New Deal hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

September 29 @ 10:15 am - 2:30 pm

The 2018-19 seminar series will focus on volumes from Ashbrook’s new Core American Documents Collections. The scholar will select several documents from each collection for discussion and explain the rationale behind the collection. All participants will receive a copy of The Great Depression and the New Deal. Discussion Leader: John Moser, Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Supreme Court Cases That Changed America hosted by Iowa Council of Social Studies (Altoona, IA)

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

While many Supreme Court cases have shaped American policies and history, this seminar explores cases that focus on the Constitution and Federalism, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause and Civil Rights Cases. Discussion Leader: Eric Sands, Professor of Political Science Berry College Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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October 2018

One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion, hosted by Missouri Humanities Council and Schumacher Station (Kansas City, MO)

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from Kansas City and surrounding areas for a day-long Seminar on Westward Expansion, using a collection of original documents to explore the people, places, ideas, and themes of the early to mid-19th Century growth of America. Early expansion, in the Jeffersonian era, as well as that which took place under and related to Jackson, will be addressed, as well as how the institution of slavery complicated territorial expansion, eventually leading to the Civil War. All participants will be…

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