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November 2018

One-Day Seminar: Women’s Voices hosted by the Ashbrook Center (Ashland, OH)

November 3 @ 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: Sarah Morgan Smith, Ashbrook Center Fellow Registration: 9:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry – the Gilded Age Revisited, hosted by AZ Dept. Education

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Gilded Age is often portrayed as one of contrasts: the rich and the poor; the powerful and the weak. Dig deeply into a collection of documents from the latter decades of the 19th Century to see through the lens of the times how social norms, economic changes, and government policy reflected and shaped this era of rapid industrialization and urbanization, ongoing immigration, and the growth of wealth. Discussion Leader: Gregory Schneider, Emporia State University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here…

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One-Day Seminar: The Bill of Rights, hosted by Sahuarita High School (Tucson area, AZ)

November 7 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Take a deep dive into the politics, ideas, and debates surround the origins of the Bill of Rights, and how our understanding and application of these rights have changed over the last two centuries. All teachers will be provided with a PDF reader of original documents, including the Bill of Rights and other relevant passages, a certificate for continuing education time, and physical copy of our upcoming Core American Documents collection on the Bill of Rights. Lunch will be provided…

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights – Speeches and Leaders – hosted by Sandia Preparatory School (Albuquerque, NM)

November 8 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm
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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. All registrants will receive a printed copy of the documents reader,…

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One-Day Seminar – Robber Barons or Captains of Industry hosted by PA IU#3 (Homestead, PA)

November 9 @ 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 Allegheny Foundation. Discussion Leader: Gregory Schneider, Emporia University Registration: 8:30 am Access…

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One-Day Seminar – Equality and Liberty in American Politics hosted by the McConnell Center (Louisville, KY)

November 10 @ 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 program materials here REGISTER HERE

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Webinar – Frederick Douglass vs. William Lloyd Garrison – Great American Debates

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE How should the abolition movement look? How should opponents of slavery view the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and American government as a whole? Two former allies charted different intellectual courses in response to these questions, as each worked to end the blight that slavery was on the America of their times. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 1: Ch. 12, “The Peculiar Institution: Positive Good or Pernicious Sin?” documents A, B, C, D, E, and F To…

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

November 12 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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