Every month throughout the academic year (September through May), the Ashbrook Center hosts a free webinar for high school students to discuss one of the 50 Core American Documents. One of our faculty members will lead a conversation with students from across the country, getting to the bottom of what makes these documents important in American History and helping students gain a better understanding of their meaning. And it is a conversation! Our faculty will lead the discussion, but they won’t lecture. More is learned when students provide their own thoughts and actually discuss the difficult aspects of these documents. We want students to learn by thinking for themselves, not just repeating the thoughts of one of our teachers.
All that is needed to participate is a stable internet connection, a web browser, and a headset with a microphone. A webcam is also useful, but not required. Interested? Register below and we will send you monthly reminders along with details on how to log in.
A schedule of webinars for 2016-17 follows. All webinars begin at 8:00PM ET.
September 11 – Topic: The Declaration of Independence with Chris Burkett and Jeff Sikkenga
October 9 – Topic: Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom with Jeff Sikkenga
November 13 – Topic: Federalist No. 51 with Chris Burkett
December 11 – Topic: Marbury v. Madison with Jeff Sikkenga
January 8 – Topic: Gettysburg Address with Chris Burkett
February 12 – Topic: Douglass’s Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln with Jeff Sikkenga
March 12 – Topic: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address with Chris Burkett
April 9 – Topic: Brown v. Board of Education with Jeff Sikkenga
May 14 – Topic: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech with Chris Burkett