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October 2018

One-Day Seminar: The Civil War, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore the American Civil War through a collection of original documents and learn, through the words of the time, about the military, social, and political dimensions of the war that threatened to destroy the American Union. Teachers will engage in discussion during three 90-minute sessions, each focusing on a subtopic under the broader heading of the war itself. Lunch will be provided, as well as a continuing education certificate for all participants. The reader will be mailed to all registrants…

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November 2018

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: Landmark Supreme Court Cases, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

November 29 @ 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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February 2019

One Day Seminar: The New Deal and Great Society Compared, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

February 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from across the Phoenix area to discuss the ideas behind and details of the New Deal and Great Society, examining their similarities and differences, and how they fit within the greater context of 20th Century Progressive politics and policy. This program will be especially helpful to teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Economics, and Comparative Government. Teachers will receive a documents reader in advance of the program, lunch, and a certificate for continuing education. Download PDF copies of…

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March 2019

One Day Seminar: The Legislative Branch, hosted by Phoenix Union HSD (Phoenix, AZ)

March 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the creation, structure, and evolution of the United States Congress as a constitutional, legal, and political institution, from the American Founding through the late 20th Century. This conceptual survey Seminar is appropriate for teachers of American History, Government, Civics, Law, and Comparative Government, with documents drawn TAH.org’s forthcoming Core American Documents volume on Congress. Teachers will receive a documents reader in advance of the program, lunch, and a certificate for continuing education. Download PDF copies of the program materials after…

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