Resources for Teaching Online: Top 10 Archived Webinars

ByJeremy Gypton
On March 17, 2020

Are you looking for content-rich resources to share with your students in “suddenly-online” courses? Did you know Teaching American History has over seven years of archived webinars

Our webinars are a conversation about critical questions between two scholars and a moderator, with questions from the live audience. The discussion is rooted in a set of primary documents published on this site in advance of each program. Many teachers around the country have used these to provide historical background students can access at home. They’ve used these webinars in “flipped” classroom formats and to help students who missed lessons due to absence.

If you’d like to learn from other members of the Teaching American History community of practice about how they have used our webinars in their online classrooms (or share your own ideas!), we invite you to connect with us on Facebook.

Below is a list of the 10 Most-Downloaded Webinars from our archives. These can be accessed without any form of registration. Each link gives you access to the documents discussed during the webinar, a video of the webinar on our YouTube channel, and our podcast archive of each episode. 

  1. Documents in Detail: MLK’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail
  2. Great American Debates: Imperialists vs, Non-Interventionists
  3. Documents in Detail: Thomas Jefferson’s Letter to Roger Weightman
  4. Documents in Detail: Speech on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise
  5. Great American Debates: Secessionists vs. Unionists
  6. Landmark Supreme Court Cases: Marbury v. Madison
  7. Landmark Supreme Court Cases: McCulloch v. Maryland
  8. Documents in Detail: Federalist 51
  9. Great American Debates: MLK vs. Malcolm X
  10. Documents in Detail: The Monroe Doctrine

If you’d like to be part of the conversation at our next live webinars, please join us on 25 MAR 2020 to discuss the Progressive Party Platform of 1912 or on 4 APR 2020 to explore the truth and legend of Douglas MacArthur, perhaps America’s most consequential 20th Century military leader.


Role-Playing the Progressives of 1912: John Moser's new Reacting to the Past Game


Documents in Detail: Calvin Coolidge's Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

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