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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: Religion and Reform: Three Episodes in American History hosted by Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Study the role of religion in three major eras of reform in American history, starting with the impact of religious belief on the Founding Era. Students will also examine the changing role of religion as related to the temperance movement and friction between growing fundamentalism and seemingly competing ideas of science in the early 20th Century. Finally, participants will explore the role of religion in both ideas and organizations and the role they played in the post-WW2 Civil Rights movement.…

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Documents in Detail: MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join TAH.org scholars and teachers from across the country for our first full season of Documents in Detail, the series in which each episode features a deep-dive into a single core document from American history. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register for our Documents in Detail webinar series for the 2017-18 school year, featuring selections from TAH.org's 50 Core American Documents collection.. Each webinar lasts one hour, running from 7pm-8pm, EST, on the show date. Register Here

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Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Weekend: Presidents and the Constitution – Franklin D. Roosevelt (Hyde Park, NY)

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - April 22 @ 12:15 pm

This co-sponsored colloquium will introduce history and government teachers from the secondary school level to the campaign and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt and its consequences for liberty and responsibility. Readings cover the elections of 1932 and 1936, Roosevelt’s relationship with the Supreme Court, and his use of executive power in domestic and foreign policy. Readings place particular emphasis on the ongoing critique and alternative vision to Roosevelt’s New Deal policies offered by Herbert Hoover, requiring participants to revisit their…

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One-Day Seminar: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry?: The Gilded Age Revisited hosted by St. Thomas High School (Houston, TX)

April 25 @ 8:00 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. Discussion Leader: Greg Schneider, Emporia University Registration: 8:00am Access Program materials here. You will be mailed paper copies of these materials a few weeks before the…

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

April 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the evolution of women's suffrage, and social and economic rights throughout American history.   Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The New Deal and Great Society Compared hosted by Alta High School (Sandy, UT)

April 27 @ 8:20 am - 2:00 pm

Two of the most important political programs of the 20th Century: the New Deal and Great Society, heralded significant changes in how the federal government relates to and impacts the lives of individual Americans. Both are rooted in the ideas and goals of the Progressive movement, but how are they each similar to and different from each other? To what extent is each 'Progressive,' or a new direction entirely? This Seminar will begin with a session about the core political,…

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May 2018

One-Day Seminar: The American Founding, hosted by Pepperdine University

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join TeachingAmericanHistory.org at Pepperdine University on Friday, May 4th, 2018 for a free one-day seminar about the American Founding. Teachers will take part in a Socratic discussion about the ideas and structures unique to the American style of government, and beyond those consider the place of slavery within the ideas and practices of self-government in the late 18th Century. All registrants will receive a documents reader on paper in advance of the program (PDF copy of reader and agenda available…

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Moments of Crisis: Iranian Hostage Crisis

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

On 4 November 1979, Iranian revolutionaries broke into the American embassy in Tehran and took hostage 52 American diplomats and citizens, beginning what would be 444 days of captivity that would tarnish, and perhaps help bring down, President Jimmy Carter. The longest hostage crisis in history, it included far-reaching diplomatic negotiations and a failed military operation that left eight U.S. service members dead and several others injured, and Carter taking full blame for the fiasco. Access the readings and scholar…

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Documents in Detail: Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” Speech

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join TAH.org scholars and teachers from across the country for our first full season of Documents in Detail, the series in which each episode features a deep-dive into a single core document from American history. Access the readings and scholar bios here. Register for our Documents in Detail webinar series for the 2017-18 school year, featuring selections from TAH.org's 50 Core American Documents collection.. Each webinar lasts one hour, running from 7pm-8pm, EST, on the show date. Register Here

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One-Day Seminar: The Vietnam War hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Lousiville, KY)

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

An intensive look at the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War.  The seminar will examine LBJ’s actions as president and commander in chief resulting in escalation of the war and the eventual collapse of his administration. Registration: 8:30 am Access materials HERE REGISTER HERE

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