Saturday Webinars

American Controversies

Explore Critical Questions through America’s 50 Core Documents

For the 2014-2015 academic year, Ashbrook’s Saturday Webinars for Social Studies Teachers will focus on American Controversies. Drawing from our list of 50 Core Documents, and exploring related sources, Ashbrook’s American Controversies webinar series is designed to give teachers deep perspective on the central issues they are expected to teach.

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. Panelists 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. 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.

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.

2014-15 Saturday Webinar Topics:

 

Did the Founders Misunderstand Democracy? (September 27, 2014)

Was the Constitution Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery? (October 25, 2014)

Is there a Constitutional Right to Nullification and Secession? (November 15, 2014)

Did Lincoln Violate the Constitution? (December 13, 2014)

Has America Progressed Beyond Its Founding Principles? (January 24, 2015)

Has the “Day of Enlightened Administration” Come? (February 21, 2015)

Do American Principles Require American Interventionism? (March 14, 2015)

Are Congress and the Courts Too Strong or Too Weak? (April 11, 2015)

Is the Modern Presidency Constitutional? (May 2, 2015)

 

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