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January 2020

One-Day Seminar: “Documents and Debates: Dropping the Atomic Bombs” hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

January 30, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

The controversy over the use of atomic weapons in World War II did not begin after Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed; rather, a debate raged within the Truman administration and related scientific community before the weapons were deployed in August 1945. Get inside the terms of that debate using original documents from the major camps in order to see – as best as possible – the debate and issues through their eyes. Lunch will be provided at this free program,…

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March 2020

One-Day Seminar: Cold War Foreign Policy, hosted by Phoenix Union High School District (Phoenix, AZ)

March 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study American foreign policy during the Cold War, from the beginning of the conflict through Vietnam. This program, conducted as a discussion-based seminar, will be based on a set of primary source readings, sent to all registrants in advance of the program. A continuing education certificate and lunch will be provided free of charge. PDF versions of the reader and agenda can be found here, after early February. REGISTER HERE

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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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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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June 2020

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

June 8, 2020 @ 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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One-Day Seminar: Westward Expansion Through the Civil War hosted by ADE (Phoenix, AZ)

June 9, 2020 @ 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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One-Day Seminar: Reconstruction, Industrialization, and the Progressives hosted by ADE (Phoenix, AZ)

June 10, 2020 @ 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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