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April 2020

[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, hosted by Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study the context around, ideas of, and debate over the Civil Rights Act of 1964, through primary sources and discussion. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided at this free program. Access digital copies of program materials here after 12 MAR 20; all registrants will be mailed paper copies in advance of the program. REGISTER HERE

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “Congress” hosted by El Pomar (Colorado Springs, CO)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The Bible in American Political Rhetoric hosted by Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Explore the recurring use of Biblical allusions, tropes, and types as ways of shaping and understanding American public life from the colonial era through the present day. Original documents considered include speeches and letters from Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, Obama, and others. Themes explored include the meaning of the Exodus narrative to the Puritans and the African-American church; Biblical justification of pacifism, civil disobedience, and even revolution. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The Cold War on the Homefront, 1945-1954 hosted by State Historical Museum of Iowa (Des Moines, IA)

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The rise of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union is a story that has often been told. How did these developments abroad affect life in the United States? This seminar will focus on postwar anticommunism, culminating in theMcCarthy Era, but will also focus on changes in home and family life, as well as popular culture in the postwar period. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “Jim Crow: Its Roots and Impact on African Americans” hosted by Kokomo High School (Kokomo, IN)

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Free

This seminar will focus on the roots of Jim Crow in the late 19th century. What was the catalyst for Jim Crow legislation? How did the laws and customs of Jim Crow get firmly established? How was it defended by its supporters? How was it attacked by civil rights advocates and how did African Americans respond to the systematic discrimination of Jim Crow? Join your colleagues for a deep dive into documents that describe what C. Vann Woodward called, “The…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Jim Crow: Its Roots and Impact on African Americans hosted by Cheatham Middle School (Ashland City, TN)

April 18 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This seminar will focus on the roots of Jim Crow in the late 19th century. What was the catalyst for Jim Crow legislation? How did the laws and customs of Jim Crow get firmly established? How was it defended by its supporters? How was it attacked by civil rights advocates and how did African Americans respond to the systematic discrimination of Jim Crow? Join your colleagues for a deep dive into documents that describe what C. Vann Woodward called, “The Strange…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The History and Literature of the World Wars hosted by ThunderRidge High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This seminar examines the two wars that shaped and reshaped the American experience of the 20th century. Team-taught by a historian and a literary scholar, the seminar will look at both the battlefield and domestic experience of the war, as well as the issues of civil-military relations, and the connection between our political principles and our military practices. It will consider a variety of historical and literary texts from during and between the two World Wars. Lunch will be provided…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: FDR and World War II hosted by USS Hornet Museum (Alameda, CA)

April 24 @ 7:45 am - 3:30 pm

Study in depth the formation, implementation, and evolution of FDR’s war policy before and during America’s direct involvement in World War 2. How did he react to and anticipate war activities before Pearl Harbor? How did his administration prepare and mobilize for war after December 7th, 1941, and manage America’s war effort through to victory? Study these questions and more in this primary source-based Seminar. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers – Women in American History hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

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

Women’s political, social and economic status has undergone several transformations in American history. This seminar will explore readings and documents in three key time periods: the Revolution through the mid-19th century age of reform; the Progressive Era of the late-19th century; and the early 20th century, battle over suffrage and an Equal Rights Amendment. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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