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February 2019

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

February 23 @ 9:00 am - 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. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

February 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: Jason Stevens, Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: FDR, WW2, and the Holocaust, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin, TX area)

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

Join teachers from the greater Austin area to study how FDR handled the coming war in Europe, America's entry into World War 2, and how he and his administration learned of and dealt with the Holocaust. This program is free to all teachers - public, private, charter, parochial, or homeschool. Teacher will be provided with a printed documents packet in advance of the program, and will have lunch and professional development certificate provided, as well. REGISTER HERE Download PDFs of…

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March 2019

One-Day Seminar: Reconstruction hosted by FCHE (Osprey, FL)

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

The problems of reconstruction involved binding the country’s wounds and protecting the rights of the freedmen.  While each of these problems was extremely difficult on its own, Lincoln’s efforts during the war show that these problems were impossible to resolve at the same time. Lincoln identifies the crucial issues and options while the bullets of the Civil War still flew. Our task is to identify those issues, to figure out why they were difficult to resolve at the same time,…

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One Day Seminar: Social Reform – 1790 to 1850, hosted by Broken Arrow Schools (Tulsa, OK)

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the region to study the various social reform movements that shaped and shook American culture, society, and politics during the era of pre-Civil War expansion. Readings and discussions will address the evolving political and social impact of the American Revolution, the influence of religion in American society, and the growing Abolition movement into the middle decades of the 19th Century. All teachers will be provided with a primary source reading packet in advance of the program, and…

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One Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War, hosted by OK CSS (Norman, OK)

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the long and short-term causes of the sectional, political, and economic divides that led to the Civil War. Using a packet of primary documents, provided in advance of the program, participants will discuss the legal, social, and political factors that, over a period of decades, drove North and South apart, and finally to arms against one another. All participants will receive lunch and a certificate for continuing education hours from this free program. Access PDF copies of the reader…

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One-Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers – Women in American History hosted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District (Charlotte, NC)

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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? Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration Closed

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One Day Seminar: Missouri Statehood, Dred Scott, and the Coming of the Civil War, hosted by the MO Humanities Council (St. Louis, MO)

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join TeachingAmericanHistory.org and the Missouri Humanities Council for this one-day Seminar on the interplay between the debate over Missouri statehood, the infamous Dred Scott v. Sandford case, and the longterm causes of the Civil War. This discussion-based program will be led by Dr. Dan Monroe and will consist of three 90-minute sessions, each focused on a set of primary source readings. Documents and program information will be sent to all registrants in advance of the program date, and PDF copies of the…

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One Day Seminar: Modern Social Movements, hosted by OK CSS (Norman, OK)

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the social movements of the 1960s to the 1980s, with a focus on women's issues, through a diverse selection of primary source documents. This Seminar is appropriate for American History, American Government, Sociology, and any law-related courses/electives. All participants will receive lunch and a certificate for continuing education hours from this free program. Access PDF copies of the reader and agenda here. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Lexington School District One (Lexington, SC)

March 6 @ 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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