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April 2019

Webinar – 1944 State of the Union – Documents in Detail

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document 1944 State of the Union Address, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1944 Complementary Documents First Inaugural Address, FDR, 1933 Second Inaugural Address, FDR, 1937 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Eric Pullin, Carthage College Dr. Alonzo Hamby, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University

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One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights: Leaders and Speeches hosted by Palm Beach County Schools (West Palm Beach, FL)

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dig deeply into the ideas of the Civil Rights Movement through the words of its thinkers and leaders. Drawing from speeches and writings from across the decades, this Seminar will help you better understand what they meant, their arguments, and how their words were received at the time. This Seminar would be great for both History and English teachers, given its focus on language and the power of words. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the American Idea hosted by Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY)

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

“Origins of the American Idea” offers an overview of the background principles and ideas that inform the American idea and the documents that embody them. These principles and ideas will be illustrated through a close study of the texts that serve as a precursor to the American Revolution and the founding of the American regime. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: SCOTUS (Wichita, KS)

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

While many Supreme Court cases have shaped American policies and history, this seminar explores cases that focus on the Constitution and Federalism, the Constitution and the Commerce Clause and Civil Rights Cases. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One Day Seminar: Social Reform – 1790 to 1850, hosted by Broken Arrow Schools (Tulsa, OK)

April 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join teachers from the region to study the various social reform movements that shaped and shook American culture, society, and politics during the era of pre-Civil War expansion. Readings and discussions will address the evolving political and social impact of the American Revolution, the influence of religion in American society, and the growing Abolition movement into the middle decades of the 19th Century. All teachers will be provided with a primary source reading packet in advance of the program, and…

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May 2019

One-Day Seminar: The Vietnam War (Lancaster, PA)

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is pleased to partner with LancasterHistory.org with teacher seminars that promote and support the unique history of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and showcase LancasterHistory.org’s exhibit entitled “Lancaster in the 60’s”  Join us on May 4th, 2019 for this seminar on the Vietnam War. Registration: 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Reconstruction (Ashland City, TN)

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The problems of reconstruction involved binding the country’s wounds and protecting the rights of the freedmen.  While each of these problems was extremely difficult on its own, Lincoln’s efforts during the war show that these problems were impossible to resolve at the same time. Lincoln identifies the crucial issues and options while the bullets of the Civil War still flew. Our task is to identify those issues, to figure out why they were difficult to resolve at the same time…

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Webinar – The Great Society vs. Modern Conservatism – Great American Debates

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Lyndon Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ package of programs, seen by many as a logical extension of New Deal and Progressive policies, shaped a great deal of the late 20th Century domestic political landscape in America. It also could be said to have given birth to its opposition, in the form of modern American conservatism. Suggested Readings Documents and Debates, Vol. 2: TBA Scholars Christopher Burkett, Ashland University

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Webinar – Great Society Speech – Documents in Detail

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

REGISTER HERE Focus Document “Great Society” Speech, Lyndon Johnson, 1964 Complementary Documents Special Message to Congress Proposing a Nationwide War on the Sources of Poverty, Lyndon Johnson, 1964 “A Time for Choosing,” Ronald Reagan, 1964 Scholars Dr. John Moser, Ashland University Dr. Greg Schneider, Emporia State University Dr. Abbylin Sellers, Azusa Pacific University

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