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March 2019

Webinar – Fourteen Points – Documents in Detail

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document “Fourteen Points” Message, Woodrow Wilson, 1918 Complementary Documents Federalist 6, Alexander Hamilton, 1787 The Senate and the League of Nations, Congressional Record, 1919 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Thomas Knock, Southern Methodist University Dr. David Krugler, University of Wisconsin – Platteville

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by KVEC (Hazard, KY)

March 21 @ 8:45 am - 2:30 pm

How did the alliances of World War 2 break down, and so quickly, after 1945? How close were these alliances in the first place, and what differences existed between the United States and the Soviet Union that acted as wedges between these two states and their respective allies? This seminar focuses on the ideas, events, and people – as expressed in key documents – of the years immediately after the end of World War 2, and how the Cold War…

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One-Day Seminar: American Democracy; American Exceptionalism, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Springfield, MO)

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from across Missouri and the Midwest for a one-day Seminar about the form and role of democracy in the American system of government and politics. The idea of American exceptionalism - that is, uniqueness - will also feature in this documents-based program, which will consist of three discussion sessions rooted in a collection of primary documents from across American history. All registrants will receive a paper copy of the reader in advance of this free program, and lunch…

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One-Day Seminar: Supreme Court Cases hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

March 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about some of the most important Supreme Court cases from throughout American history: how they came to be, how they were decided, and how they impacted their times and America since they were decided. This seminar will be relevant to any teachers of American History, Government, or Civics courses, especially at the high school and middle school levels. Lunch and a continuing education certificate will be provided, as well as a physical copy of the documents reader, which will…

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One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

March 23 @ 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 completed volume. Discussion Leader: Jeff Sikkenga, Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The Presidency and Public Life of Harry S. Truman, hosted by Great Hearts Academy (Phoenix, AZ)

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

Join teachers from across the Phoenix area for this Seminar about the public life of Harry Truman - artillery officer, member of the House of Representatives, Vice President, and President - through a collection of documents and a day of Socratic conversation, with an emphasis on World War II and early Cold War abroad and at home. All participants will be provided a paper copy of the documents reader, lunch, and a professional development certificate. Digital copies of the reader…

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One-Day Seminar: Kennedy and Johnson Years hosted by PA IU 5 (Erie, PA)

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Discussion Leader: John Moser, Ashland University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here Register Here

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One Day Seminar: The Legislative Branch, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the creation, structure, and evolution of the United States Congress as a constitutional, legal, and political institution, from the American Founding through the late 20th Century. This conceptual survey Seminar is appropriate for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Law, and Comparative Government, with documents drawn’s forthcoming Core American Documents volume on Congress. Teachers will receive a documents reader in advance of the program, lunch, and a certificate for continuing education. Download PDF copies of the program materials here.…

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One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Constitution hosted by Guilford County Schools (Greensboro, NC)

March 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the constitutional powers, legal authority, and evolution of the 'soft power' of the president from the Founding through the Progressive Era. Participants will read and discuss documents that help explain how the Founders tried to translate the ideals of the Revolution into a form and system of government that would empower, yet restrain the Executive, as well as how interpretations of those powers have changed over time, especially in the face of crisis. Discussion Leader: David Alvis, Associate Professor at…

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One-Day Seminar: The Cold War on the Home Front – 1945 to 1954 (Carlisle, PA)

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

Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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