Saturday Webinars

American Presidents

Explore Critical Questions through America’s 50 Core Documents

American Presidents and the challenges they faced will be the focus of’s Saturday Webinars for Social Studies Teachers for the 2015-2016 academic year. Drawing from our list of 50 Core Documents, and exploring related sources,’s American Presidents webinar series is designed to give teachers a deeper understanding of the issues – domestic and foreign – that each of 10 presidents faced, and how those men handled the challenges of their times.

Each of our monthly webinars consists of a conversation about these 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 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.

For the 2015-16 season, has partnered with the National Council for the Social Studies to bring two special, NCSS members-only webinars to teachers. If you’re a current NCSS member, make sure to let us know on the registration page so that you can be part of these two American Presidents webinars, one each semester.

Need help getting started? View our instruction guide for joining online seminars.  Not sure if your computer or internet connection can handle WebEx? Test your system prior to registration.

George Washington: Father of the Country
August 29th, 2015

James Madison: Statesman for Union and Constitutional Government
September 19th, 2015

Andrew Jackson: Democracy and a Country Expanded
October 10th, 2015

James K. Polk: “Young Hickory” and Manifest Destiny
November 7th, 2015

Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator
December 12th, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt: At the Dawn of a New Era
January 9th, 2016

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Through Depression and War
February 13th, 2016

Dwight Eisenhower: Change at Home and Challenge Abroad
March 5th, 2016

Lyndon Johnson: The Great Society and Vietnam
April 9th, 2016

Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator
May 7th, 2016

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