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November 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Kennedy and Johnson Years hosted by Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (Charlotte, NC)

November 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar considers the Kennedy and Johnson Presidencies and the crises that they managed, with specific attention to foreign policy and the Vietnam War. Discussion Leader: Will Atto, Associate Professor of American History at University of Dallas Registration: 8:30am Access program materials here Registration Closed

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Problem of Reconstruction, hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the Houston area to discuss the problems the Lincoln administration - and United States as a whole - faced through the challenge of Reconstruction. Using a collection of primary sources, teachers will discuss Lincoln's views on and work toward reconstructing - that is, building a post-slavery America - before, during, and after the Civil War. Participants will receive a certificate for continuing education hours, as well as physical copy of the documents reader. Digital copies of the…

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Webinar – Bill of Rights – Documents in Detail

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Bill of Rights, 1791 Complementary Documents Virginia Declaration of Rights, 1776 Speech on Amendments to the Constitution, James Madison, 1789 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Ashland University Dr. Adam Seagrave, University of Missouri

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One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

November 29, 2018 @ 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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December 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Constitutional Convention hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

December 1, 2018 @ 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: Gordon Lloyd, Ashbrook Center Senior Fellow Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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Webinar – Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen A. Douglas – Great American Debates

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE The seven Lincoln-Douglas debates are, arguably, the most famous literal debates in American history, with the two men going into depth on subjects of both immediate and enduring importance in American politics and law. Suggested Readings House Divided Speech, June 1858, Abraham Lincoln Homecoming Speech at Chicago, July 1858, Stephen A. Douglas The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: First Debate, 21 August 1858, Ottawa, IL Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University Jason Stevens, Ashland University

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One-Day Seminar: Equality and Liberty in American Politics hosted by NC DPI (Kinston, NC)

December 8, 2018 @ 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. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here Register Here

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One-Day Seminar: American Foreign Policy, hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the Salt Lake 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…

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Webinar – Letter to Roger Weightman – Documents in Detail

December 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document Letter to Roger C. Weightman, Thomas Jefferson, 1826 Complementary Documents Declaration of Independence, 1776 Letter to Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, 1825 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Todd Estes, Oakland University Dr. Rob McDonald, United States Military Academy

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January 2019

Webinar – Secessionists vs. Unionists – Great American Debates

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Waged in Congress, state governments, newspaper editorials, and within and between family and friends, the prelude to the Civil War was, in part, a debate over union vs. state, of a national identity vs. a local one, enflamed by the decades-old debate over slavery. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 1: Ch 15, “War for Union or Abolition?” documents A, B, C, D, and E Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University Scott Yenor, Boise State University

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