Webinars Overview

Explore Critical Questions through America’s Primary Documents

Each of our monthly webinars consists of a conversation about critical questions among a panel of scholars noted for their teaching and research on American history and government. Professor Chris Burkett, of Ashland University, will moderate a group of panelists who will discuss select documents with one another, with participants able to raise questions for panelists to address.

Webinars are all held on Saturday mornings, and will begin at 11:00 AM (Eastern). Each webinar is scheduled to last one hour and fifteen minutes.

While designed for secondary school social studies teachers, each Saturday Webinar is open to the public. There is no cost to participate, and all participants who attend at least 60 minutes of a 75-minute program, or 45 minutes of a 60-minute program will receive a letter documenting their contact hours.

Each webinar is presented live and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter. To access the WebEx Training Center classroom, participants need a computer with speakers and a microphone, a broadband internet connection, and a current web browser.

Points to Remember:

  • Webinars are free and you can participate as much or as little as you’d like. The chat window is open throughout each program, and Dr. Burkett draws most of his questions for the scholars from the teacher audience.
  • These programs are open to anyone. While we have American History, Government, and Civics teachers in mind first, these programs are open to any teachers, students, or anyone else interested.
  • Everyone who attends a live webinar will automatically receive a downloadable, printable certificate for 2 hours of time, which takes into consideration preparation time to read the documents and the program itself. This will arrive about a week after each program’s live air date.
  • Everyone who registers for a webinar – whether they attend or not – will receive a link to the archived video and audio for each program. This email will arrive about a week after the live air date.
  • Currently there is no way to provide continuing education certificates for watching or listening to the archive of a program – you must be present for the live airing.
  • You are free to use the archived programs and their related documents in any way you’d like: with students, coworkers, or any way you think you could put them to good use.

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