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June 2019

One-Day Seminar: The Vietnam War hosted by the Wisconsin Council of the Social Studies (Madison, WI)

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This one-day seminar on the Vietnam War will be held at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The Constitution and Limited Government (hosted by Boerne ISD, San Antonio area)

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Virtually any written framework for government can serve as a limit on that government’s powers and reach, by virtue of listing and describing its powers. The United States Constitution and Bill of Rights is unique because of the extent to which, and specificity by which, these two foundational documents explicitly limit the powers of the national government, delegating powers to both the states and individuals. This Seminar will provide an opportunity to study the American idea of limited government, our…

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One Day Seminar: The Constitutional Convention hosted by Pepperdine West LA Campus (Los Angeles, CA)

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

TAH.org and Pepperdine University are partnering to bring another One Day Seminar to California teachers, this time about the Constitutional Convention - the 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. Digital copies of the agenda and documents reader will be available here after 1 April. Registration Closed - Seminar Full - email mmoser@tah.org…

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One-Day Seminar: The Constitution and Limited Government, hosted by Denton Schools (Dallas area, TX)

June 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from across Texas to study the Constitution and Limited Government. All registrants will be provided a documents reader of primary sources, a certificate for continuing education, and lunch at this free program. All TAH.org programs are conducted as seminars, with one of our faculty acting as Discussion Leader, and all participants provided an equal say in the discussion. Neither a lesson, lecture, nor presentation, this is an opportunity to meet with a diverse group of American History and…

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One-Day Seminar: TR, Wilson, and the Progressive Reformers, hosted by Denton Schools (Dallas area, TX)

June 12 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

What is the place of Progressivism in the American reform tradition? How did the Progressive Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson exert their Executive Office to influence reforms in America and to what extent did those measures modernize America? This seminar explores the political and social reforms enacted by Presidents Roosevelt and Wilson. All registered teachers will receive a hard copy of the reader about a month before this free program, and lunch will be included. TAH.org is a Texas state-approved provider…

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One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties (Cocalico, PA)

June 12 @ 9:00 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: The Causes of the Civil War (Lancaster, PA)

June 15 @ 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 June 15th, 2019 for a seminar on The Causes of the Civil War. Access program materials here Registration: 8:30 am REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The American Founding, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin, TX area)

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

This seminar will examine the principles of the American Revolution and how they came to define the structure of the American Constitution for the Founding generation, with a special focus on how slavery was debated and dealt with by the Founders. All registered teachers will receive a hard copy of the reader about a month before this free program, and lunch will be included. REGISTER HERE Download PDF copies of program materials here.

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July 2019

The Civil War in American History and Literature

July 7 @ 3:00 pm - July 12 @ 3:30 pm
$578 – $1631

Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, this course examines the literature and political thought of the American Civil War to understand how different representations of the War and its causes informed national identity, not only in the time of conflict, but also in its subsequent legacy. Key political figures, activists, and writers of the time include Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Herman Melville, John C. Calhoun, and Abraham Lincoln. In the years since the…

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