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February 2019

One Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – From World War II to the Cold War, hosted by Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

February 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join and Arizona teachers for our first 'Documents & Debates Seminar,' which will consist of a study of three debatable that marked the end of World War II to the beginning of the Cold War at home and abroad. Based on documents and questions from volume 2 of's new Documents and Debates volumes, this program will follow our usual format of three 90-minute sessions, providing teachers with experience with three sets of documents and guiding questions, all of…

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Union (Wellington, KS)

February 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the challenge and complexity Abraham Lincoln faced as he assessed the possibilities for a reconstructed Union before, during, and after the Civil War in this day-long Seminar on the topic. Primary documents will include those from Lincoln and others before the war, as they clarify their views on slavery and how it should be dealt with, as well as readings produced during the war, as Lincoln’s views on his legal and constitutional options changed as the war progressed.…

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One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Constitution hosted by the Freedoms Foundation (Valley Forge, PA)

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials…

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Webinar – Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine – Documents in Detail

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Theodore Roosevelt, 1904 Complementary Documents Monroe Doctrine, James Monroe, 1823 Dollar Diplomacy, William Howard Taft, 1912 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. David Alvis, Wofford College Dr. Sarah Burns, Rochester Institute of Technology

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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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Webinar – Election of 1932: FDR vs. Hoover – Great American Debates

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE In what seemed like the depths of economic and social depression, the incumbent president and his challenger not only debated the causes of the country’s problems and proposed various solutions, they also debated about the very nature of government in America, what it should and should not do, and how it should relate to its citizens and the states. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 2: TBA Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University

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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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