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December 2017

One-Day Seminar: Herbert Hoover’s Rugged Individualism and Franklin Roosevelt’s Forgotten Man Revisited hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

Sat, Dec 2, 10:15 am to 2:30 pm
Ohio,

The Hoover-Roosevelt debate of the 1930s is the contemporary American political, economic, and moral conversation that shapes public policy in the twenty first century in a very powerful way. The very questions that concerned these two presidents are also our burning questions of today. The themes of liberty vs. security, freedom vs. regulation, representative democracy over against the administrative state and an independent judiciary, so important and visionary then, are still the fundamental questions in a world of terrorism, globalization,…

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One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

Tue, Dec 5, 8:20 am to 2:30 pm

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were allies as authors of the Federalist Papers, and yet their views on how the new government should function and what it should do grew increasingly different, and opposed, as time passed. This program explores their similarities and differences about how the Constitution should be interpreted and implemented, what powers the new government and its officials should wield, and how these positions shaped the early party system and have, in fact, impacted American political thought…

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights – Constitution and Law hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

Wed, Dec 6, 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

Explore the evolution of Civil Rights laws and constitutional interpretations, from the era of Reconstruction through the mid-20th Century in this one-day seminar. A selection of original documents will serve as the foundation for this discussion, aimed at helping teachers develop a greater understanding of the key laws, court cases, and changes in legal understanding as related to Civil Rights in America. This program is open to all area teachers; however, Austin ISD teachers will receive priority for program placement.…

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January 2018

One-Day Seminar: Modern Social Movements hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#3 (Homestead, PA)

January 10, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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

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One-Day Seminar: Hemingway and the American Century hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

January 13, 2018, 10:15 am to 2:30 pm
Ashland University, 401 College Ave
Ashland, OH 44805 United States
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This seminar will explore how Hemingway's work reflects American culture, values, and attitudes in the first half of the 20th century. Discussion Leader: Dr. Dan Monroe, Associate Professor of History at Millikin University Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights – Speeches and Leaders hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

January 25, 2018, 8:20 am to 2:45 pm

Dig deeply into the ideas of the Civil Rights Movement through the words of its 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. Discussion Leader: Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire…

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February 2018

One-Day Seminar: Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Debate hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#5 (Edinboro, PA)

February 6, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This seminar is designed to analyze the main arguments set forth in print during the crucial years of 1787-1788 concerning the adoption of the newly proposed Constitution of the United States. Through a close reading of the primary source material we will attempt to identify the most important principles that animated the participants in the discussion, including the fundamental assumptions therein about the political order and human nature. These texts have an authority of their own in connection with the great debate over ratification, and…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

February 7, 2018, 8:00 am to 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: Roosevelt, Wilson, and Progressive Reform hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

February 9, 2018, 8:20 am to 2:00 pm
Utah,

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. Discussion Leader: Dr. Scott Yenor, Professor of Political Science at Boise State University  Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Women in America – The Struggle for Equality hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

February 13, 2018, 8:20 am to 2:45 pm

Explore the evolution of women's suffrage, and social and economic rights throughout American history. Discussion Leader: Dr. Emily Hess, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Ashland University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here Register HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

February 15, 2018, 8:20 am to 2:45 pm

This seminar will focus on Westward Expansion during the 19th Century. Ideas and events emphasized include Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, the Mexican-American War, and the growing problem of Sectionalism that threatened to drive North and South apart. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Discussion Leader: Dr. Dennis Bowman, Lindenwood University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here Register HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Federalist v. Anti-Federalist Debate hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#22 (Doylestown, PA)

February 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This seminar is designed to analyze the main arguments set forth in print during the crucial years of 1787-1788 concerning the adoption of the newly proposed Constitution of the United States. Through a close reading of the primary source material we will attempt to identify the most important principles that animated the participants in the discussion, including the fundamental assumptions therein about the political order and human nature. These texts have an authority of their own in connection with the great debate over ratification, and…

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One-Day Seminar: American Foreign Policy hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

February 24, 2018, 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. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration Closed

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One-Day Seminar: Charles Lindbergh and America’s Rise to World Power hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

February 24, 2018, 10:15 am to 2:30 pm
Ohio,

In the late 1920s Charles Lindbergh was regarded as America's greatest living hero, but by the 1940s he was widely denounced as a Nazi sympathizer and perhaps even a traitor. This seminar will study the career of the country's most famous aviator, emphasizing what it says about the United States in the early 20th century. Discussion Leader: Dr. John Moser, Professor of History at Ashland University Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion hosted by National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (Oklahoma City, OK)

February 27, 2018, 8:45 am to 2:30 pm

This seminar will focus on Westward Expansion during the 19th Century. Ideas and events emphasized include Manifest Destiny, the Monroe Doctrine, the Mexican-American War, and the growing problem of Sectionalism that threatened to drive North and South apart. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Discussion Leader: Dr. Greg Schneider, Professor of History at Emporia State University Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War hosted by Oklahoma History Center (Oklahoma City, OK)

February 28, 2018, 10:15 am to 3:15 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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March 2018

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights in America hosted by the North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction (Winterville, NC)

March 3, 2018, 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, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#27 (Monaca, PA)

March 7, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

This seminar offers an overview of the background principles and ideas that inform the American idea and the documents that embody them. These principles and ideas will be illustrated through a close study of the texts that serve as a precursor to the American Revolution and the founding of the American regime. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: FDR, World War II, and the Holocaust hosted by Kokomo High School (Kokomo, IN)

March 10, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Holocaust was the greatest horror of World War II, and the Allies obtained evidence of Nazi Germany’s genocide of Europe’s Jewish population during the war. How did Allied leaders, especially President Franklin Roosevelt, respond to the Holocaust? Did the Allies attempt to disrupt the death camps’ operations in order to halt the mass murder? Could the Allies have done more? How much coverage did the genocide receive in the United States and how did the public respond? Using a…

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One-Day Seminar: Equality and Liberty hosted by McCracken County Schools (Paducah, KY)

March 17, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Liberty and equality are powerful words in American political discourse.  How have they been interpreted throughout American history?  Are liberty and equality in tension with each other, or are they compatible?  This colloquium explores three different views in American history and thought about the relationship between liberty and equality. Discussion Leader: Dr. Eric Sands, Assistant Professor of Government at Berry College Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

March 22, 2018, 8:20 am to 2:45 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, with a special focus on how slavery was debated and dealt with by the Founders. Discussion Leader: Dr. Scott Yenor, Professor of Political Science at Boise State University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Jane Addams, Immigration and Industrialization hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

March 24, 2018, 10:15 am to 2:30 pm
Ohio,

This seminar delves into the fascinating life and works of Jane Addams. In the midst of a modern, industrialized America, Addams redefines women’s appropriate place in an ever-changing society. 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: The American Founding, hosted by OK CSS and Broken Arrow Public Schools (Tulsa, OK)

March 27, 2018, 8:00 am to 3:00 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. Special focus will be placed on core American political ideals and systems, and the question of how to reconcile these with the institution of slavery. All registrations will be provided with a reader of original documents, sent to them by mail in advance of the program. Discussion Leader: Dr. Jason Stevens, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics…

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One-Day Seminar: TR, Wilson, and the Progressives, hosted by OK CSS and Broken Arrow Public Schools (Tulsa, OK)

March 28, 2018, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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, and the early Progressive movement as a whole. Sign-in: 8:00am Access program materials here. Register Here  

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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: Competing Visions: Madison and Hamilton hosted by Pennsylvania Department of Education at IU#11 (McVeytown, PA)

April 4, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were allies as authors of the Federalist Papers, and yet their views on how the new government should function and what it should do grew increasingly different, and opposed, as time passed. This program explores their similarities and differences about how the Constitution should be interpreted and implemented, what powers the new government and its officials should wield, and how these positions shaped the early party system and have, in fact, impacted American political thought…

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