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July 2020

One-Day Seminar: TR, Wilson, and the Progressives hosted by Missouri Humanities Council (ONLINE)

July 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

How did the Progressives differ from the Founders in their understanding of what government should do, and be empowered to do? How did key Progressives differ from one another in these ideas? And what impact did the Progressives have during their era, and in the decades since? A certificate for continuing education will be provided at this free program.  All registrants will receive a copy of the reader in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here…

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One-Day Seminar: Populists and Progressives hosted by Lodi School District (Lodi, CA) [CANCELLED]

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study in depth the reasons behind the surge in populism in the late 19th Century, how it affected and was in turn shaped by political parties and leaders, and how it developed alongside the Progressive movement. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early June 2020.

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One-Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War hosted by Lodi School District (Lodi, CA) [CANCELLED]

July 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study in depth the long- and short-term social, economic, legal, and political causes of the Civil War, with special attention to the ideas and words of key leaders of the 19th Century, from the early 1800s through the sparks that started the war itself. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The United States and the Vietnam War hosted by Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (Savannah, GA)

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

An intensive look at the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War. The seminar will examine LBJ’s actions as president and commander in chief resulting in escalation of the war and the eventual collapse of his administration. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early June 2020. Click…

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August 2020

One-Day Seminar: Missouri, Dred Scott, and the Coming of the Civil War hosted by George Washington Carver National Monument (ONLINE)

August 6 @ 7:45 am - 11:40 am

The Civil War was the result of decades of issues, ideas, and actions by individuals and groups, across America. In this Seminar, teachers will explore the connection between emerging ideas about slavery and race, an essential Supreme Court case, and the causes of the Civil War. A certificate for continuing education. will be provided for all attendees of this free program. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies…

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[FULL] Online Seminar: Woodrow Wilson’s Progressivism hosted by Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum (Staunton, VA)

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Progressive political theory was a driving force behind the presidency of Woodrow Wilson. Wilson, who defined progressivism in his own way, wished to use his presidency to intervene in American life in ways not previously imagined. Wilson’s presidency left a lasting impact on the nation and expanded the president’s role in American politics. Join us in a conversation about the ideas, proposals, and legacies of the Wilson administrations. Teachers will receive a link for the seminar approximately one week prior…

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One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Hamilton County Schools (Chattanooga, TN)

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification. Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them. At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies. But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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One-Day Seminar: “Captains of Industry or Robber Barons?” hosted by Heinz History Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

August 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Revisit the Gilded Age, or Age of Enterprise as some call it and read about the ideas, actions, and legacies of the leading political and industrial figures of the times, exploring the question of whether these people are properly portrayed as either ‘Robber Barons’ or Captains of Industry’ – or perhaps, something of both. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on…

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Garden Grove School District (Online)

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study the ideas that fueled the American Founding, in the Revolution and into the 1780s, along with the systems and structures that were created to try to reach those lofty goals. Consider directly the role and place of slavery, and the enduring question of “how does this fit?” alongside the ideals of the Declaration of Independence. This Seminar lays a solid foundation for any teacher of American History, Civics, or Government. Attendees will receive a certificate for continuing education. All…

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