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August 2019

AHG 660 O8E: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates (ONLINE COURSE)

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - August 22 @ 9:30 pm
$424 – $848

After a brief survey of 19th-century American politics and its relationship to the Founding, we will cover all seven Lincoln-Douglas debates, studying one debate per class. We will assess the arguments and rhetoric of both ambitious party leaders and place the debates in the larger context of American political and constitutional history, looking forward to the presidential election of 1860. Besides clarifying Lincoln's thought and political tactics, we will examine Stephen Douglas's role in what remains today the world's oldest…

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One Day Seminar: The Presidency of George Washington, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

August 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from across Missouri at the first Seminar in a partner series between TAH and the Missouri Humanities Council. This Seminar will focus on the presidency of George Washington, and how our first president established the office, dealt with challenges of governance and growing political parties, and set precedents that have lasted into our times. Lunch will be provided; a certificate for continuing education will be provided to all who attend; and a printed copy of the documents reader…

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One-Day Seminar: The Founding hosted by Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty (Florence, SC)

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

  This seminar offers an overview of the principles of the American Founding and the documents that embody them, especially the Declaration of Independence and U.S.Constitution. These principles will be illuminated through a close study of the events of the American Revolution and the debates on the ratification of the Constitution. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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Documents and Debates Seminar: A War for Union or Abolition? hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

States' rights or slavery? Preservation of the Union or abolition? The debate over the 'true' causes of the Civil War is still alive among historians and many Americans. A Documents and Debates Seminar consists of two sessions of background study, rooted in original sources, and a final session drawn from one of our two Documents and Debates collections, through which teachers can re-engage in the debates had in this tumultuous period of American History. All registrants will be provided with a paper…

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One-Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers – Women in American History hosted by Arlington Public Schools (Arlington, VA)

August 27 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia, United States

Women’s political, social and economic status has undergone several transformations in American history. This seminar will explore readings and documents in three of those stages: Women of Reform and Revolution, Women in the Progressive Era and Voting Booths and Is Suffrage Enough–the Lasting Impact. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here Registration for this seminar is CLOSED.

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September 2019

One-Day Seminar: The Founding and Electoral College, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

September 6 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn about how the Founders sought to formalize their ideas of limited government, a new vision of federalism, and balance between democratic and republican ideals, all while seeking compromise and consensus between a diverse collection of geographic, economic, and ideological factions and viewpoints. This Seminar will consist of three discussion sessions based entirely in primary documents, facilitated by a university scholar. Teachers will be provided with a digital and physical copy of the reader, a certificate for continuing education hours,…

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One-Day Seminar: Constitutional Convention hosted by FLCHE University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Florida FL United States + Google Map

The Constitutional Convention – ideas, politics, people, challenges and legacy of the Summer of 1787. Teachers will be provided with a reader of original documents drawn from TAH.org’s Constitutional Convention collection, lunch, and a certificate for professional development time. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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One-Day Seminar: Documents and Debates – The Mexican-American War, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin area)

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join Texas teachers to study the causes of and context around the Mexican-American War, with a special focus on the debates that took place between expansion-minded Democrats and their political opponents over President Polk's justification for war - opponents that included first-term member of the House, Abraham Lincoln. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided, as well as both digital and physical copies of the readings. Access digital copies of program materials here after late July 2019.…

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One-Day Seminar: The Three First Presidents (Warner Robins, GA)

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

President John Adams This seminar will focus on the presidency of George Washington, and how our first president established the office, dealt with challenges of governance and the emergence of political parties, and set precedents that have lasted into our times. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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