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October 2019

Presidents and Political Parties

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn about how the relationship between American presidents and their parties has shifted over time. We will examine three different periods in United States history, focusing on what each can tell us about the role of political parties in a free society, and the relationship between presidents and parties. This Seminar will consist of three discussion sessions based entirely in primary documents, facilitated by a university scholar. Registration is limited and a waitlist will be created if we reach capacity.…

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One-Day Seminar: American Exceptionalism hosted by Community School of Davidson (Davidson, NC)

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Thomas Jefferson once wrote that the Declaration of Independence was meant to be an “expression of the American mind.” This seminar examines primary sources that address the uniqueness or “exceptionalism” of the “American mind” and experience of self-government. Participants will closely read and discuss documents that address the roots of the American mind; what about the American mind is unique; and crises that challenged Americans self-perceptions of their nation’s exceptionalism. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Congress and Relations with the Executive Branch, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

October 18 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn about the evolution of Congressional-Executive relations in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by the USS Midway Museum. The documents reader will consist of three case studies of documents, each exploring a different era in our history, and how the connection between the two political branches of the federal government have worked in sync and at odds over time. All teachers will be provided with digital and physical copies of the agenda and reader, as well as lunch and a certificate…

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One-Day Seminar: Federalist Papers and the Constitution hosted by KEDC (Lexington, KY)

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

According to Federalist 57, the “aim of every political Constitution is or ought to be first to obtain for rulers, men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous, while they continue to hold their public trust.” We all know how the Constitution is supposed to keep government from threatening our safety and freedom – the…

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One-Day Seminar: Federalist Papers and the Constitution hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

October 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

According to Federalist 57, the “aim of every political Constitution is or ought to be first to obtain for rulers, men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous, while they continue to hold their public trust.” We all know how the constitution is supposed to keep government from threatening our safety and freedom–the separation of…

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One-Day Seminar: Congress and the Evolution of Legislative Power (Colorado Springs, CO)

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Unofficial seal of the United States Congress. Public domain. This Seminar will focus on the institution of Congress: its powers, the evolution, expansion, and sometime-reinterpretation of its role in American politics and public life. Perfect for Government teachers, this program is also well-suited to American History teachers, as the documents included in the reader and considered during the program form a series of case studies of Congressional activity throughout American history. All registrants will be provided with a paper copy…

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One-Day Seminar: Race, Gender and Equality hosted by Jamestown Settlement Museum and VCSS (Williamsburg, VA)

October 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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From the 17th century on, the realities of racial and gender inequality have been at odds with America’s self-understanding as a “new world” of opportunity for all. We will focus on key moments in the struggle to secure the natural rights of liberty and equality for all Americans. Access program materials here REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

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One Day Seminar: Documents and Debates – the Constitutional Ratification Debate, hosted by Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from the Salt Lake City area to dive deeply into the ideas and positions held during the intense debate over the ratification of the Constitution, 1787-1788. This three-part program will begin with two sessions to establish historical context, and a final session during which documents representing the essential ideas and terms of the debate - by those who waged it - will be under consideration. TAH's 'Documents and Debates' seminars enable teachers to relive critical debates in American…

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Modern Social Movements – Hosted by NCDPI in Waynesville

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Beginning with the upheavals of the 1960s, the United States saw a diverse set of groups pushing for social change. These included African-Americans, Native Americans, women, and gays and lesbians. This seminar will focus on the legacy of the 1960s, the intersection of personal behavior with political movements and battles won and lost by various groups. Please join us for a lively discussion of the primary sources that tell the story of these movements, the players and the key events.…

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