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January 2017

One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by the Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

Tue, Jan 24, 8:00 am to 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: FDR, World War II, and the Holocaust (hosted by the Arizona Department of Education – Phoenix, AZ)

Mon, Jan 30, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

This free training is a unique and exciting collaboration between ADE and TeachingAmericanHistory.org. Participants will engage in a document based Socratic discussion, facilitated by a visiting scholar expert in that field, for the first half of the training. The second half will focus on strategies for teaching with primary source documents in the classroom. This training is hands on and teachers will leave with several good resources and strategies for connecting students to their content through primary sources. The content…

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February 2017

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America (hosted by Orange Count School District – Orlando, FL)

Wed, Feb 1, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path.  The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery.  The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved.  This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University…

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One-Day Seminar: Roosevelt, Wilson, and Progressive Reform (hosted by Alpine School District – American Fork, UT)

Fri, Feb 3, 8:30 am

What is the place of Progressivism in the American reform tradition?  How did the Progressive Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson exert their Executive Office to influence reforms in America and to what extent did those measures modernize America.  This seminar explores the political and social reforms enacted by Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson. Registration begins at 8 am Access program materials here REGISTRATION CLOSED

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and Reconstruction hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

Sat, Feb 25, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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: The Cold War at Home: 1945-1954 (hosted at the Ashbrook Center, Ashland, Ohio)

Sat, Feb 25, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

The rise of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union is a story that has often been told. How did these developments abroad affect life in the United States? This seminar will focus on postwar anticommunism, culminating in the McCarthy era, but will also focus on changes in home and family life, as well as popular culture in the postwar period. Discussion Leader: Dr. John Moser, Professor of History at Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access materials here REGISTER…

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March 2017

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America (Tucson, AZ)

Wed, Mar 1, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path.  The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery.  The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved.  This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University…

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One- Day Seminar: Turning Points: America’s War in Vietnam hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

Fri, Mar 3, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

An intensive look at the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War.  The seminar will examine LBJ’s actions as president and commander in chief resulting in escalation of the war and the eventual collapse of his administration. Discussion Leader: Dr. William Atto, Associate Professor of History, University of Dallas Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by ESC Region 13 (Austin, TX)

Fri, Mar 3, 9:00 am to 3:15 pm

This seminar will examine the principles of the American Revolution and how they came to define the structure of the American Constitution for the Founding generation. Discussion Leader: Dr. Jeremy Bailey, Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston Registration begins at 8:30 am Access program materials here. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Cuban Missile Crisis hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

Sat, Mar 11, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. Not surprisingly, it is one of the most studied and well-documented events in modern U.S. history. In this seminar, we will use a selection of primary sources related to the crisis to address key questions and to examine the decisions and actions of U.S., Soviet, and Cuban officials. Why did the Soviet Union place nuclear missiles in Cuba? How did the U.S. respond? What options did…

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

Tue, Mar 14, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path.  The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery.  The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved.  This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University…

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One-Day Seminar: LBJ and America’s War in Vietnam (hosted by the Arizona Department of Education – Phoenix, AZ)

Tue, Mar 21, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

This free training is a unique and exciting collaboration between ADE and TeachingAmericanHistory.org. Participants will engage in a document based Socratic discussion, facilitated by a visiting scholar expert in that field, for the first half of the training. The second half will focus on strategies for teaching with primary source documents in the classroom. This training is hands on and teachers will leave with several good resources and strategies for connecting students to their content through primary sources. The content…

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America hosted by St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati, OH)

Sat, Mar 25, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path.  The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery.  The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved.  This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Emily Hess, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Ashland University Registration begins at 8:00 am Access program…

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April 2017

One-Day Seminar: From Betty Friedan to Sandra Day O’Connor: American Working Women in the Late Twentieth Century (hosted by the Ashbrook Center – Ashland, OH)

Sat, Apr 1, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

This seminar discusses the victories of the second-wave feminist movement, specifically the shift in American society as women left the home for the workforce in the 1970s and 1980s. The seminar readings highlight "radical consequences of incremental change" as women negotiated their place in a new American landscape and what it meant to "have it all". Discussion Leader: Dr. Emily Hess, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and Reconstruction hosted by Sarasota County Schools (Sarasota, FL)

Mon, Apr 3, 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm

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: The President, Executive Power, and the Constitution hosted by: ESC Region 4 (Houston, TX)

Thu, Apr 6, 9:00 am to 3:15 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: Dr. Jeremy Bailey, Professor…

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

Fri, Apr 14, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path.  The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery.  The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved.  This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and U.S. constitutional law, at the University…

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One-Day Seminar: Lyndon B. Johnson and the Vietnam War (hosted by the Ashbrook Center – Ashland, OH)

Sat, Apr 22, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

President Lyndon Johnson believed the United States had an obligation to protect South Vietnam from a communist takeover. Despite the deployment of more than 500,000 troops and the sustained use of U.S. airpower, the United States was ultimately unable to prevent the fall of South Vietnam. In this seminar, we will use primary sources to analyze the reasons why Johnson believed Vietnam was so important to American interests and examine his key decisions about how the war would be fought.   Discussion Leader: Dr. David Krugler, Professor of History…

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America, hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, MA)

Sat, Apr 29, 9:00 am to 2:15 pm

This program is made possible thanks to a grant from the Filene Foundation. The Civil Rights Movement in America has endured a difficult and tumultuous path.  The Emancipation Proclamation ended the institution of slavery.  The Fourteenth Amendment should have guaranteed freedoms, equality and civil rights for all men, however it would take many generations of hardships and court cases for that reality to be achieved.  This seminar addresses the complicated road endured by African Americans. Discussion Leader: Dr. Peter Myers, Professor of…

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May 2017

One-Day Seminar: Social Movements of the 1970s hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

Sat, May 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Description Coming Soon Discussion Leader: Dr. David Krugler, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin – Platteville Access program materials here REGISTER HERE Registration begins at 8:30 am

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One-Day Seminar: American Intervention in Foreign Policy, hosted by Guilford County Schools (Greensboro, NC)

Sat, May 6, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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. Discussion Leader: Dr. Stephen Knott, Professor of National Security Affairs at the United States Naval War College. Registration begins at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Union (hosted by the Ashbrook Center, Ashland, Ohio)

Sat, May 20, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

This Saturday seminar will focus on how the political theory of the American Founding shaped Abraham Lincoln's ideas and actions during the Civil War. Discussion Leader: Dr. Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here  REGISTER HERE

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