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July 2018

Immigration in American History & Literature

July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
Ashland University, 401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805 United States
$850 - $1597

Participants should plan to check in at the Ashland University campus between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 15th.  The opening seminar session will begin promptly at 4:30 pm, followed by dinner. Instructors: Dan Monroe (Millikin University) and Suzanne Brown Tuition: Audit (in-service hours only): $850 Credit (2 semester hours): $1122 Room & Board: Double-occupancy air conditioned room and all meals: $475 Register Now | Contact Us

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Multi-Day Seminar: Religious Freedom and Constitutional Government (George Washington University, Washington DC)

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - July 21 @ 9:00 am

Sponsored by the Ambassador John L. Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom, George Washington University, and the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, this summer course explores historical sources and contemporary issues related to religious freedom. In addition to the seminar, participants will enjoy a group trip to a relevant site (such as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History) and have the opportunity to explore Washington, D.C. on their own. The course is held on George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus in the beautiful Palisades neighborhood…

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August 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Great Depression and the New Deal hosted by McCreary Central High School (Stearns, KY)

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:45 pm

All registrants will receive a copy of "The Great Depression and the New Deal" - the new Core Documents volume, available now.  This program focuses on the Great Depression and the New Deal - using the Core Documents volume. It makes clear the reasons why and the degree to which Franklin Roosevelt intended the New Deal to be a re-founding of the American republic. In presenting the words that Roosevelt spoke, the collection shows us not only his arguments but…

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One-Day Seminar: The Executive Branch hosted by the Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This educational program has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. All teachers will receive Act 48 credits needed to maintain their certification. Discussion Leader: Dr. David Alvis, Associate Professor of Government at Wofford College Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials Registration Closed - to be put on a wait list, please email Monica Moser.

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One-Day Seminar: The Evolution of Executive Power, hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

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

Join teachers from across the Phoenix area and Arizona in studying the constitutional and legal origins of the power of the American president and Executive branch, and the evolution of that power over time. This thematic program will be useful to both American History and American Government teachers, as it will use documents spanning two centuries and a number of critical events and issues in American politics and law. Teachers will read documents from the Core American Documents volume The American…

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September 2018

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Kokomo High School (Kokomo, IN)

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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: The Gilded Age – Foreign and Domestic Policy, hosted by San Diego USD

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: The Bill of Rights, hosted by Tucson Unified School District (Tucson, AZ)

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from across Southern Arizona for a one-day Seminar about the history behind, debate surrounding, and evolution of our understanding of the Bill of Rights. All participants will receive a physical copy of the documents reader, and after the program date will be mailed a free copy of's upcoming Bill of Rights Core American Documents Collection. All participants will also be provided with digital copies of the reader and volume, as well as a certificate for continuing education…

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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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