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September 2020

Online Seminar Series: Elections & Campaigns hosted by Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (Oklahoma City, OK)

September 24 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
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Study American electoral and campaign politics, law, and traditions over time through a series of original documents, and explored through Socratic conversation. This timely program will be relevant to any teacher of American History, Government, or Civics, in that it will delve into enduring political trends and systems as expressed at various points in American history. Register to attend all three sessions: SESSION I “Parties and Elections in the Early Republic” September 10, 2020 4:10 - 6:00 PM (CT) SESSION…

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October 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

October 2 @ 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

Study the evolving relations between and respective power of political parties and the president as an individual. This Seminar will look at three eras in American History: the Founding; the mid-19th Century; and the Progressive Era. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early September 2020. Click here to…

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One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Kentucky Historical Society (Frankfort, KY)

October 3 @ 8:30 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: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Boise Public Schools (Boise, ID)

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

Study the evolving relationship between presidents and political parties through case studies of three eras of American history: during the early Republic; in the mid-19th Century, and during the Progressive Era. Teachers will work through a series of original documents from a variety of authors, and will gain a deeper understanding of the shifting balance of power between these political institutions and the individuals who serve as president. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a…

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One-Day Seminar: FDR, WWII and the Holocaust hosted by Clearfield Area High School (Clearfield, PA)

October 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The Holocaust was the greatest horror of World War II, and the Allies obtained evidence of Nazi Germany’s genocide of Europe’s Jewish population during the war. How did Allied leaders, especially President Franklin Roosevelt, respond to the Holocaust? Did the Allies attempt to disrupt the death camps’ operations in order to halt the mass murder? Could the Allies have done more? How much coverage did the genocide receive in the United States and how did the public respond? Using a…

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One-Day Seminar: Nationalism and Imperialism in the Gilded Age hosted by Georgia Council for the Social Studies (Athens, GA)

October 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Great fortunes were made in the late 19th Century and with this growth of industrialism came a desire to expand markets. How did nationalism inform the pro-imperialist arguments of Theodore Roosevelt? Were these arguments consistent with American principles? What were the arguments against imperialism and protectionism? This seminar will analyze these questions and consider the policies of Theodore Roosevelt. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a…

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One-Day Seminar: Women in American History and Politics hosted by Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (Oklahoma City, OK)

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study, through a collection of compelling original documents, the role and actions of women in our shared political heritage. Through a series of three historical case studies, participants will explore the ideas and impact of women at the Founding, as part of the Abolition Movement, and in the mid-20th Century Civil Rights movement. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper,…

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One-Day Seminar: “Westward Expansion” hosted by the Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

October 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Study the era of pre-Civil War Westward Expansion, with a focus on the Mexican-American War, and how American society, culture, and politics evolved as the country grew demographically and geographically. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early September 2020. Click here to register.

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November 2020

One-Day Seminar: The Constitution and the Federalist Papers hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

November 13 @ 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

Study the relationship between the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, and how the latter helped to win the argument for ratification of the former, as well as how the Federalist Papers have been used as a means of understanding the ideas behind and with the United States Constitution. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the reader, on paper, in advance of the program;…

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