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March 2019

One-Day Seminar: New Deal hosted by PA IU 10 (State College, PA)

March 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join TAH.org for a free one-day documents-based seminar on the New Deal. Teachers will engage in a deep discussion of the causes of, political and economic responses to, and understanding of the Great Depression, with a special focus on FDR’s New Deal collection of programs. Teachers will be sent a paper copy of the documents reader in advance of the program, and will receive a continuing education certificate for the program. This educational program has been made possible thanks to…

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One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Constitution hosted by the Freedoms Foundation (Valley Forge, PA)

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

*This Seminar was rescheduled from the original February 20 date* Explore the constitutional powers, legal authority, and evolution of the ‘soft power’ of the president from the Founding through the Progressive Era. Participants will read and discuss documents that help explain how the Founders tried to translate the ideals of the Revolution into a form and system of government that would empower, yet restrain the Executive, as well as how interpretations of those powers have changed over time, especially in…

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One-Day Seminar: Kennedy and Johnson Years hosted by PA IU 5 (Erie, PA)

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Discussion Leader: John Moser, Ashland University Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here Register Here

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One-Day Seminar: The Cold War on the Home Front – 1945 to 1954 (Carlisle, PA)

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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April 2019

One-Day Seminar: Robber Barons or Captains of Industry hosted by PA IU 9 (Smethport, PA)

April 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 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…

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May 2019

One-Day Seminar: The Vietnam War (Lancaster, PA)

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is pleased to partner with LancasterHistory.org with teacher seminars that promote and support the unique history of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and showcase LancasterHistory.org’s  exhibit entitled “Lancaster in the 60’s”  Join us on May 4th, 2019 for seminar on the Vietnam War. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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June 2019

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties (Cocalico, PA)

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification.  Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them.  At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies.  But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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One-Day Seminar: The Causes of the Civil War (Lancaster, PA)

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is pleased to partner with LancasterHistory.org with teacher seminars that promote and support the unique history of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and showcase LancasterHistory.org’s  exhibit entitled “Lancaster in the 60’s”  Join us on June 15th, 2019 for a seminar on The Causes of the Civil War. Access program materials here Registration: 8:30 am REGISTER HERE

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August 2019

One-Day Seminar: Populism and Progressives hosted by the Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

August 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Discussion Leader: Jason Jividen Registration: 8:00 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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