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January 2019

Webinar – Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise – Documents in Detail

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise, Abraham Lincoln, 1854 Complementary Documents House Divided Speech, Abraham Lincoln, 1858 Address at Cooper Institute, Abraham Lincoln, 1860 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Lucas Morel, Washington and Lee University Dr. Dan Monroe, Millikin University

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One-Day Seminar: Supreme Court Cases hosted by Broward County Schools (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

January 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 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: Trailblazers and Torchbearers – Women in American History, hosted by ThunderRidge High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Explore the contributions of women in American political history, through the people, events, and ideas of three distinct eras.  This seminar-style program will be broken into three sessions, each focusing on a different set of primary documents readings in order to explore a specific era: Women of Reform and Revolution;Women in the Progressive Era; and Is Suffrage Enough? Readings will be provided in advance of the program to all teachers who register by 14 JAN, and digital copies of the…

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February 2019

One-Day Seminar: Women in American History – The Struggle for Equality hosted by Miami Dade College (Miami, FL)

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

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Webinar – Imperialists vs. Non-Interventionists – Great American Debates

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE The Gilded Age and Progressive Era both coincided with the emergence, and debate over, America as an imperial power, The same leaders lauded for domestic reforms were those who worked hard to expand American power overseas, and they were confronted at home by groups and individuals who, for a variety of reasons, believed that America was not meant to take or maintain imperial possessions. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 2: Ch 20, “Progressive Foreign Policy: The Philippines,” documents…

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One Day Seminar: The New Deal and Great Society Compared, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from across the Phoenix area to discuss the ideas behind and details of the New Deal and Great Society, examining their similarities and differences, and how they fit within the greater context of 20th Century Progressive politics and policy. This program will be especially helpful to teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Economics, and Comparative Government. Teachers will receive a documents reader in advance of the program, lunch, and a certificate for continuing education. Download PDF copies of…

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One Day Seminar: Congress, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

February 8 @ 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, and all attendees will receive a printed copy of's forthcoming Core American Documents volume on Congress. Teachers will receive a printed copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and can get…

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One-Day Seminar: Nuremberg Trials hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The horrors of World War II compelled the Allies to prosecute German and Japanese government officials and military personnel for war crimes. Although WWI provided a precedent, the Allies still confronted many legal, political, and diplomatic challenges to the prosecution of war criminals. How was the International Military Tribunal organized and what were its powers and duties? What standards were used to identify defendants? Was it possible to prosecute individuals for actions not yet defined as criminal at the time…

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One Day Seminar: LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the American experience in Vietnam as shaped by Lyndon Johnson and his administration, from its rooks in the JFK-era involvement to the future of U.S. Vietnam policy after LBJ left office. Teachers will receive a printed copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and can get access to the reader and agenda in PDF format after 1 January here. All teachers are welcome, and will be provided with a certificate for continuing education hours. REGISTER HERE

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One Day Seminar: Lincoln and Reconstruction, hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

February 12 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the challenge and complexity Abraham Lincoln faced as he assessed the possibilities for a reconstructed Union before, during, and after the Civil War in this day-long Seminar on the topic. Primary documents will include those from Lincoln and others before the war, as they clarify their views on slavery and how it should be dealt with, as well as readings produced during the war, as Lincoln's views on his legal and constitutional options changed as the war progressed.…

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