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October 2018

One-Day Seminar – FDR, World War II, and the Holocaust hosted by the Wisconsin Council of Social Studies (Eau Claire, WI)

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 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: Captains of Industry or Robber Barons: The Gilded Age Reconsidered hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

October 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Revisit the Gilded Age, or Age of Enterprise as some call it and read deeply about the ideas, actions, and legacies of the leading political and industrial figures of the times, exploring the question of whether these people are properly portrayed as either ‘Robber Barons’ or ‘Captains of Industry’ – or, perhaps, something of both. This educational program has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Weiler Foundation. Discussion Leader: Dr. Gregory Schneider, Professor of History at Emporia…

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One-Day Seminar – Trailblazers and Torchbearers: Women in American History hosted by PA Dept. of Education (IU 29, Minersville, PA)

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Women’s political, social and economic status has undergone several transformations in American history.  This seminar will explore readings and documents in three of those stages: Women of Reform and Revolution, Women in the Progressive Era and Voting Booths and Is Suffrage Enough – the Lasting Impact. This educational program has been made possible thanks to a generous grant from the Allegheny Foundation. Discussion Leader: Sarah Morgan Smith, Fellow - Ashbrook Center Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar – The New Deal hosted by Pennsylvania Dept. of Education at PaTTAN-East (Malvern, PA)

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

Join and Texas teachers for a free one-day documents-based seminar on the New Deal. Teachers will engage in a deep discussion of the causes of, political and economic responses to, and understanding of the Great Depression, with a special focus on FDR’s New Deal collection of programs. Teachers will be sent a paper copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and will receive a continuing education certificate for the program. This educational program has been made…

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One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

October 12 @ 8:00 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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Webinar – Hamilton vs. Jefferson – Great American Debates

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Would America be a commercial republic, engaged in trade with the rest of the world and turning steadily toward industry and, eventually, urbanization? Or would the American experiment in self-government be best promoted and maintained by a nation of yeoman farmers, spread across a continent in small towns? Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were intellectual giants of the American Revolution, and although their ideas about the shape America should take differed significantly, the passion and egotism with which…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by Austin ISD (Austin, TX)

October 17 @ 8:00 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 Civil War, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the American Civil War through a collection of original documents and learn, through the words of the time, about the military, social, and political dimensions of the war that threatened to destroy the American Union. Teachers will engage in discussion during three 90-minute sessions, each focusing on a subtopic under the broader heading of the war itself. Lunch will be provided, as well as a continuing education certificate for all participants. The reader will be mailed to all registrants…

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Webinar – Brutus I – Documents in Detail

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Brutus I, 1787 Complementary Documents Objections to the Constitution, George Mason, 1787 Centinel I, 1787 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. William Allen, Dean and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University Dr. Todd Estes, Oakland University

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One-Day Seminar – Equality and Liberty in American Politics hosted by the University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, KY)

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 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: Eric Sands, Associate Professor of Gov’t at Berry College Registration: 8:30 am Access materials here REGISTER HERE

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