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January 2018

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights – Speeches and Leaders hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

January 25 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm

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. Discussion Leader: Peter Myers, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire…

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One-Day Seminar: American Foreign Policy, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

January 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from around the state to discussion America's foreign policy, from the era of the Founding through the late 20th Century. Documents in the reader will explore the original principles laid out by Washington and Jefferson, among others, and challenges and changes to those ideas over time, with special consideration of the Cold War. Applicable to American History, World History, Government, and Geography teachers, this free program consists of three 90-minute discussion sessions. Lunch is on your own, and…

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February 2018

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

February 13 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm

Explore the evolution of women's suffrage, and social and economic rights throughout American history. Discussion Leader: Dr. Emily Hess, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Ashland University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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March 2018

One-Day Seminar: Religion & Reform – Three Episodes in American History, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the role of religion in American history through pivotal reform movements: social reform and temperance, abolitionism, and the Civil Rights movements. This broad-view program program looks at documents and issues from the earliest years of the American Republic through the 20th Century, and will be useful to any American history or government teacher. Discussion Leader: Dr. David Tucker Registration: 8am Access PDF copies of the reader, agenda, and parking information HERE REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

March 22 @ 8:20 am - 2:45 pm

This seminar will examine the principles of the American Revolution and how they came to define the structure of the American Constitution for the Founding generation, with a special focus on how slavery was debated and dealt with by the Founders. Discussion Leader: Dr. Scott Yenor, Professor of Political Science at Boise State University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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April 2018

One-Day Seminar: Federalists vs. Antifederalists, hosted by Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

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

The Federalist-Antifederalist debates raged from 1787-1788, as the Constitution was considered for ratification, and eventually adopted in by the requisite number of states in 1788. The debates themselves, and the issues and positions staked out, are far larger in scope and meaningful to the modern student of American history and politics than might seem at first glance. Learn about why the Antifederalists feared a strong central government, extensive powers of taxation by a distant Congress, and were distrustful of any…

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