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June 2020

[REGISTRATION CLOSED] One-Day Seminar: America’s Birth and the Early Republic hosted by ADE (Phoenix, AZ)

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

Study the Colonial Era through the first presidential administrations under the Constitution, entirely through primary source documents and Socratic discussion. This survey is tailored for 5th grade teachers and their work to teach students about American history. Although created for 5th grade teachers, the content addressed in this Seminar will be useful to any teacher of American history, especially new teachers seeking to build a firm foundation of knowledge on original documents. Lunch will be provided at this free program,…

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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion Through the Civil War hosted by ADE (Phoenix, AZ)

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study the era of Westward Expansion through the Civil War, entirely through primary source documents and Socratic discussion. This survey is tailored for 5th grade teachers and their work to teach students about American history. Although created for 5th grade teachers, the content addressed in this Seminar will be useful to any teacher of American history, especially new teachers seeking to build a firm foundation of knowledge on original documents. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well…

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[REGISTRATION CLOSED] One-Day Seminar: Reconstruction, Industrialization, and the Progressives hosted by ADE (Phoenix, AZ)

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study the era of Reconstruction through the Progressive Era, entirely through primary source documents and Socratic discussion. This survey is tailored for 5th grade teachers and their work to teach students about American history. Although created for 5th grade teachers, the content addressed in this Seminar will be useful to any teacher of American history, especially new teachers seeking to build a firm foundation of knowledge on original documents. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Constitution hosted by Cocalico Middle School (Denver, PA)

June 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

One of the great challenges facing students of the presidency today has been to reconcile the extraordinary powers of the executive with democracy. This seminar will examine the major questions and controversies about executive power under the Constitution including the war power, the treaty power, and the power to issue executive orders. Most importantly, we will discuss whether those powers as they are exercised today are consistent with the Founder’s original understanding of the role of the Presidency and democratic…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Cold War on the Home Front: 1945-1954 hosted by Iowa Council for the Social Studies (Des Moines, IA)

June 13 @ 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 State? This seminar will focus on postwar anticommunism, culminating in the McCarthy Era, but will also focus on changes in home and family life, as well as popular culture in the postwar period. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All…

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July 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Rankin County Schools (Brandon, MS)

July 16 @ 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: TR, Wilson, and the Progressives hosted by Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

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

How did the Progressives differ from the Founders in their understanding of what government should do, and be empowered to do? How did key Progressives differ from one another in these ideas? And what impact did the Progressives have during their era, and in the decades since? 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…

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One-Day Seminar: Populists and Progressives hosted by Lodi School District (Lodi, CA) [CANCELLED]

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study in depth the reasons behind the surge in populism in the late 19th Century, how it affected and was in turn shaped by political parties and leaders, and how it developed alongside the Progressive 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, in advance of the program; and digital copies will be available here after early June 2020.

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One-Day Seminar: Causes of the Civil War hosted by Lodi School District (Lodi, CA) [CANCELLED]

July 29 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study in depth the long- and short-term social, economic, legal, and political causes of the Civil War, with special attention to the ideas and words of key leaders of the 19th Century, from the early 1800s through the sparks that started the war itself. 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…

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