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October 2019

One-Day Seminar: Congress and Relations with the Executive Branch, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

October 18 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Learn about the evolution of Congressional-Executive relations in this documents-based Seminar, hosted by the USS Midway Museum. 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. All teachers will be provided with digital and physical copies of the agenda and reader, as well as lunch and a certificate…

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One-Day Seminar: Congress and the Evolution of Legislative Power (Colorado Springs, CO)

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Unofficial seal of the United States Congress. Public domain. 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. All registrants will be provided with a paper copy…

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One Day Seminar: Documents and Debates – the Constitutional Ratification Debate, hosted by Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from the Salt Lake City area to dive deeply into the ideas and positions held during the intense debate over the ratification of the Constitution, 1787-1788. This three-part program will begin with two sessions to establish historical context, and a final session during which documents representing the essential ideas and terms of the debate - by those who waged it - will be under consideration. TAH's 'Documents and Debates' seminars enable teachers to relive critical debates in American…

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Documents and Debates Seminar: Reconstructing the South, hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

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

Take a deep dive into the debate that shaped Reconstruction after the Civil War, using a collection of documents that represent the major issues, parties, and positions from the times. A Documents and Debates Seminar consists of two sessions of background study, rooted in original sources, and a final session drawn from one of our two Documents and Debates collections, through which teachers can re-engage in the debates had in this tumultuous period of American History. All registrants will be…

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One-Day Seminar: The American Revolution, hosted by Great Hearts Academy (Phoenix, AZ)

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

This Seminar will focus on the causes, progress, and meaning of the American Revolution, with consideration of global perspectives in order to help contextualize the Revolution alongside other events of the times. Access program materials here, and all registrants will be sent paper copies of the agenda and reader. Lunch will be provided. REGISTER HERE

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November 2019

One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases of the 20th Century, hosted by OK CSS (Norman, OK)

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

  Study a selection of essential Supreme Court cases from the 20th Century at this documents-based seminar with teachers from across Oklahoma. Cases will touch on issues related to civil rights, civil liberties, and the rights of the accused. This program will provide history and government teachers with detailed information about these cases, helping to add depth to the study of the impact of USSC decisions on American law, politics, and life during the 20th Century. Lunch and a certificate…

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One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases of the 20th Century, hosted Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (OK City area, OK)

November 1 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Study a selection of essential 20th Century Supreme Court cases through original documents, deeply exploring the historical, legal, and social context around each case and decision, as well its enduring impact on American public life and law. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided, as well as paper copies of program materials for all registrants. Access digital copies of the program materials here after early October.

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One-Day Seminar: Landmark Supreme Court Cases, hosted by ThunderRidge High School (Denver area, CO)

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study a selection of essential Supreme Court cases through original documents, deeply exploring the historical, legal, and social context around each case and decision, as well its enduring impact on American public life and law. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided, as well as paper copies of program materials for all registrants. Access digital copies of the program materials here after early October. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: The Constitution and Federalist Papers, hosted by the Nevada Department of Education (Las Vegas, NV)

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

Join teachers from the Las Vegas area for TAH's first Seminar in Nevada, to be held on Saturday, 2 November, 2019. This free program will consist of three 90-minute discussion sessions, addressing the day's topic through primary source documents only, and Socratic conversation. Led by Dr. Todd Estes of Oakland University, the discussion will help teachers of American History, Civics, and Government develop a deeper understanding of these documents and ideas through open-ended questions and discussion. TAH Seminars are free…

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One Day Seminar: Andrew Jackson, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thomas Sullly. Andrew Jackson. 1824. Public Domain Andrew Jackson was both wildly loved and soundly vilified during his lifetime. Join us as we investigate his character, statesmanship and legacy. The second in the TAH/MO Humanities "American Presidents" Seminar series, this one-day program will build your knowledge about Jackson and his age through Socratic discussion and primary documents. This program is free to teachers; lunch is included; and a certificate for continuing education will be provided. Agenda and reader will be…

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One-Day Seminar: The Politics of the Roaring 20s, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin area)

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

  Study the politics and political economy of the Roaring 20s - when women were able to vote again in federal elections, alcohol was banned by constitutional amendment, the economy boomed, Americans questioned their country's role in international security affairs, and ending with the great market crash that heralded the Great Depression. Lunch and a certificate for continuing education will be provided, as well as both digital and physical copies of the readings. Access digital copies of program materials here after late…

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One-Day Seminar: George Washington’s Impact on American Foreign Policy, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

November 22 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Gilbert Stuart. George Washington, 1797. Public domain. Learn about the foundations of American foreign policy, and how they have played out and been challenged since the earliest years of the republic. Special emphasis will be put on George Washington's Farewell Address, and the message he conveyed in it about America's place in the world and relations with other countries, and how leaders since his time have understood his ideas. Teachers will be provided with a digital and physical copy of…

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December 2019

One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – Urban Growth and the Pullman Strike, hosted by the Arizona Department of Education (Phoenix, AZ)

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

The 1894 Pullman Strike was a turning point in American labor law, and heralded a permanent change in the relations between workers and management in the private sector, as well as helping to usher in what would become a new era in government regulation of labor and business. Taken alongside the era's historic immigration and rapid urbanization, it is a perfect viewpoint on the times and the issues that helped to define them. Explore these questions through a set of…

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One-Day Seminar: Missouri, Dred Scott, and the Coming of the Civil War, hosted by Canyons School District (Salt Lake City area, UT)

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

Louis Schultze. Dred Scott, 1888. Public domain, from the Missouri Historical Society. Of the many direct and contributing causes of the Civil War, two stand near the top of the list that brought slavery - the most essential cause - to the forefront of American politics, life, and debate. Dig deeply into how Missouri statehood and the infamous Dred Scott court case did so much to set the stage for the political fracturing that took place in the late 1850s and…

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January 2020

One-Day Seminar: Détente and The Later Cold War, hosted by Desoto County School District (Hernando, MS)

January 3, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Desoto County School District, 5 East South Street
Hernando, MS 38632 United States

This seminar will focus on the later Cold War years during the presidencies of Nixon, Carter, and Reagan. Their approach to Détente, foreign relations with the Soviet Union, China and the ending of the Vietnam War. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. Access digital copies of the program materials here after early December. Click here to register.  

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One-Day Seminar: FDR and World War 2, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

January 24, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the "Big Three" sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin. February 1945. (Army)Exact Date Shot UnknownNARA FILE #: 111-SC-260486WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 750 The first in TAH's 2020 slate of seminars on board the USS Midway, this program will focus on FDR's management of the war at home and abroad, with consideration…

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February 2020

One-Day Seminar: Reform Movements – 1790-1850, hosted by Hays CISD (Austin area, TX)

February 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

J. & R. Lamb Studios, Designer. Design drawing for stained glass window with the Holy Spirit. , None. Library of Congress, 2016676402.Study social and religious reform movements from the first decades of the American experiment in self-government. Ranging from 1790-1850, this program will spotlight documents from a variety of reformers and reform movements. 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…

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One-Day Seminar: Executive Power and the Presidency, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

February 12, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Study the evolution of the power and authority of the President and executive branch, and the nature and limits of executive power in the American system of government. 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 American Government teachers to discuss some…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

Study the origins of the Cold War through a collection of original documents, beginning with the foundations of U.S.-Soviet friction before, during, and immediately after World War 2. All attendees of this free Seminar will be provided with lunch, a certificate for continuing education and digital and paper copies of the agenda and documents reader. This program will also include a special tour of the USS Midway, conducted before the museum opens to the public. Access digital copies of program…

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One-Day Seminar: The First Federal Congress hosted by US Capitol Historical Society & Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (Washington, DC)

February 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

This Seminar will focus on the many issues and concerns that the First Congress considered, such as The Bill of Rights, Religious Liberty, Free Speech, The Judiciary Act to name a few. The First Congress established precedents for the Legislative Branch and tested boundaries with the Executive Branch and President Washington. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. Access digital copies of the program materials here after early December. Click here to register.

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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates – The Civil Rights Acts of 1964

March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study in-depth the context around, debate over, and impact of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, with a special focus on the debate around the Act itself. This Seminar will rely entirely on a set of original documents, sent in paper copy to all registrants in advance of the program. Digital copies will be available here after mid-February 2020. REGISTER HERE

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April 2020

One-Day Seminar: LBJ and Vietnam, hosted by the USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

How did the United States get involved in the conflict in Vietnam? When did this involvement escalate, and for what reasons? How did LBJ - who became president after JFK's assassination and had spent most of his political career focusing on social issues - react to these events and shape them? Dig deeply into these questions and others using a diverse set of original documents, including previously-classified internal White House meeting minutes and Defense Department memos. All attendees of this…

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One-Day Seminar: Origins of the Cold War, hosted by the Illinois Council for History Education and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora, IL)

April 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join teachers from the Chicago area to study the origins of the Cold War, beginning with pre-WW2 documents and moving into the years immediately after the end of the war. This seminar-style program will consist of three 90-minute discussion sessions, each focused on a set of documents, and facilitated by a one of our graduate faculty. These open-ended sessions will enable participants to get to know this topic at a greater depth, through a set of original documents. Lunch and…

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May 2020

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

May 1, 2020 @ 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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One-Day Seminar: Lincoln and the Problems of Reconstruction, hosted by the Missouri Humanities Council (Kansas City, MO)

May 13, 2020 @ 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. REGISTER HERE

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