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2019-2020 Webinars – Registration is Open

May 28, 2019

by Jeremy Gypton

Saturday Webinars: American Minds – REGISTER HERE

During the 2019-20 school year we will revisit a general theme – the individual – we’ve studied in past series, like American Presidents. This time, however, we are excluding presidents and instead broadening our scope to include individuals who have had significant impact on our culture, society, and government through literature, reform leadership, science, religion, and war, as well as politics. Our American Minds webinar series will help you integrate a broader selection of individuals into your history and government courses, and will also provide English teachers with an easy avenue to consider some literary icons from a historical perspective. Each program is 75 minutes long and airs on select Saturdays at 11am ET.

  • Jonathan Edwards – 17 AUG 19
  • Benjamin Franklin – 7 SEP 19
  • Alexander Hamilton – 5 OCT 19
  • Henry Clay – 2 NOV 19
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe – 7 DEC 19
  • Frederick Douglass – 11 JAN 20
  • William Jennings Bryan – 1 FEB 20
  • Jane Addams – 7 MAR 20
  • Douglas MacArthur – 4 APR 20
  • Ralph Ellison – 2 May 20

Documents in Detail: Selections from the 50 Core American Documents – REGISTER HERE

Documents in Detail will continue during the 2019-20 school year with ten more 60-minute episodes take place typically on the third Wednesday of each month, at 7pm EST. Each episode will focus on one document, drawn from our collection of 50 Core American Documents. Spanning American history from 1776 to 1964, each episode is a deep-dive into a single document, exploring its historical context, ideas, language, and impact on politics, law, and culture.

  • Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, 28 AUG 19
  • Federalist 1, 25 SEP 19
  • Thomas Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address, 23 OCT 19
  • The Webster-Hayne Debates, 20 NOV 19
  • John C. Calhoun’s Speech on the Oregon Bill, 18 DEC 19
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Fragment on the Constitution and Union, 22 JAN 20
  • Plessy v. Ferguson, 19 FEB 20
  • 1912 Progressive Party Platform, 25 MAR 20
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, 22 APR 20
  • Herbert Hoover’s Speech on the New Deal, 13 May 20

 

For both series, individual episode information, including documents links, will be published one month before the episode air date.

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