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April 2020

[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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May 2020

[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Political Parties and Campaigns, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

A timely study of the organization, goals, activities, and impact of political parties as related to election campaigns, with examples from throughout American History. This Seminar will be perfect for American History and American Government teachers, given the inclusion of historical examples within this political science theme. All participants will be sent paper copies of the reader and agenda in advance, and digital copies of both will be available here after 1 April 2020. REGISTER HERE

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Congress and Its Relations with the Executive Branch hosted by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (Phoenixville, PA)

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Learn about the evolution of Congressional-Executive relations in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by The Freedoms Foundation. The documents reader will consist of three case studies of documents, each exploring a different era in our history, and how the connection between the two political branches of the federal government have worked in sync and at odds over time. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of…

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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Problems of Reconstruction, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO) [MOVED ONLINE]

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study the problems that faced Abraham Lincoln regarding a reconstructed Union before, during, and after the Civil War, and how he conceptualized different possibilities for a slavery-free America. Teachers will be provided with a digital and physical copy of the reader, a certificate for continuing education hours, and lunch at this free program. Access digital copies of the agenda and reader here beginning on 14 March 2020. REGISTRATION CLOSED - PROGRAM FULL

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights: Constitution and Law, hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

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

Study the legal and constitutional evolution of civil rights in America since the Civil War in this thematic Seminar. How did the legal dimensions of this issue shape society, and how did changing social views shape law and Americans’ understanding of the Constitution and its amendments? This primary source-based Seminar will help American History, Government, and Civics teachers gain a better understanding of these issues, across over a century of law and politics. All attendees of this free Seminar will…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The US and the Vietnam War hosted by State Historical Museum of Iowa (Des Moines, IA)

May 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

CIA. South Vietnam population and administrative divisions, September 1972. Public domain, from the Library of Congress. Digital ID g8021e.ct003581. An intensive look at the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War. The seminar will examine LBJ’s actions as president and commander in chief resulting in escalation of the war and the eventual collapse of his administration. Registration opens at 8:30 am Access program materials here REGISTER HERE

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “The Causes of the Civil War” hosted by Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (Savannah, GA)

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This seminar will consist of three 90-minute sessions that discuss the Causes of the Civil War. Particular attention will be paid to the growth and influence of the slave power, abolitionism, sectionalism and the meaning of the war. While this seminar will be of interest to all United States History teachers, the discussion will especially appeal to 8th Grade Social Studies teachers interested in helping their students with the following state standard: SS8H5: Analyze the impact of the Civil War…

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