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What to Expect at TAH Programs

TAH.org offers programs designed to give social studies teachers the very best preparation for the classroom.

Our seminar-style classes encourage you to engage directly with primary source documents, rather than simply listening to lectures. Our faculty treat you as colleagues, respecting your work as teachers, and helping you grow as scholars. Our goal is to bring social studies teachers into a conversation about the American experiment in self-government. Our hope is that America’s students will be brought into this conversation as well.

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TAH helps teachers do the real work of history

Speaking of Professor Scott Yenor, Liz Schley said: “He guided us to do our own thinking. He’d ask us, ‘Why do you think what you’ve just said—can you point to a particular section of the document, or to other readings you’ve done?’” As teachers went back to the text to look for evidence, and as they listened to others who pointed to different evidence, they often revised their thinking.

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Upcoming TAH Programs

One-Day Seminar: Reconstruction: Four Core Documents hosted by Teaching American History (Held Online)

Apr 20, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM |

“Before Union victory in the Civil War was assured, President Abraham Lincoln and his advisors were turning their attention to “reconstruction” in the South. It... Read more »

One-Day Seminar: Ratification: The Pennsylvania Story hosted by York County History Museum (Held Online)

Apr 20, 2021 | 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM |

When the Constitutional Convention ended in September 1787, a widespread period of public debate over the merits of the plan began. This debate took place... Read more »

One Document, One Hour: "MLK's Letter from Birmingham City Jail" hosted by Alpine School District (Held Online)

Apr 21, 2021 | 3:35 PM - 4:45 PM |

We’re excited to announce One Document, One Hour, a new series from Teaching American History. If you’ve ever wanted to discuss history with a group... Read more »