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August 2018

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: Détente and the Later Cold War hosted by the Arizona Dept. of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

September 11 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm

The foundations of the Cold War were laid, it can be argued, as World War 2 was only just beginning, and the decades-long conflict evolved over time, changing in form and impact. During the later 1960s and into the early 1980s, one major era of the Cold War, that of detente between the Superpowers came, became the new normal, and then was challenged and discarded, setting the stage for the end of the conflict in the 20th Century. Join with teachers…

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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 (San Diego, CA)

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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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights – Speeches and Leaders, hosted by ThunderRidge High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)

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

Dig deeply into the ideas of the Civil Rights Movement through the words of some of its greatest thinkers and leaders. Drawing from speeches and writings from across the decades, this Seminar will help you better understand what they meant, their arguments, and how their words were received at the time. This Seminar would be great for both History and English teachers, given its focus on language and the power of words. All registrants will receive a printed copy of…

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One-Day Seminar – Lincoln and Reconstruction – hosted by Sandia Preparatory School (Albuquerque, NM)

September 27 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm
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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 – Jacksonian America hosted by the Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative (Hazard, KY)

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will consider Jackson’s ascendancy to President, its historical context as well as many of his controversial policies such as the Bank War, Nullification Crisis and the Indian Removal Act. Discussion Leader: Dennis Boman, Professor Lindenwood University Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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