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April 2020

[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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May 2020

[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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July 2020

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

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. Click here to…

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

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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August 2020

One-Day Seminar: The American Founding hosted by Garden Grove School District Office Annex (Garden Grove, CA)

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study the ideas that fueled the American Founding, in the Revolution and into the 1780s, along with the systems and structures that were created to try to reach those lofty goals. Consider directly the role and place of slavery, and the enduring question of “how does this fit?” alongside the ideals of the Declaration of Independence. This Seminar lays a solid foundation for any teacher of American History, Civics, or Government. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as…

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One-Day Seminar: The Federalist-Antifederalist Debates hosted by Garden Grove School District Office Annex (Garden Grove, CA)

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Learn about the most foundational and serious differences between those who supported ratification of the Constitution as written in 1787 and those who, for a variety of reasons, opposed it. Through original documents only, you will gain a deeper understanding of some of the most fundamental debates and issues of American politics – then and now. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants will receive a copy of the…

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October 2020

One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

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

Study the evolving relations between and respective power of political parties and the president as an individual. This Seminar will look at three eras in American History: the Founding; the mid-19th Century; and the Progressive Era. 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 September 2020. Click here to…

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November 2020

One-Day Seminar: The Constitution and the Federalist Papers hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

November 13 @ 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

Study the relationship between the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, and how the latter helped to win the argument for ratification of the former, as well as how the Federalist Papers have been used as a means of understanding the ideas behind and with the United States Constitution. 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;…

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January 2021

One-Day Seminar: Women in American History and Politics hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

January 29, 2021 @ 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

Study the role of women in American history and politics through three eras as case studies: at the Founding; during the Abolition Movement; and during the mid-20th Century Civil Rights Movement. Read from and discuss a selection of speeches, letters, and essays from women thinkers and leaders. 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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February 2021

One-Day Seminar: The Cold War in the 1950s hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

February 26, 2021 @ 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

How did the Cold War shape domestic and foreign policy, and American society during the 1950s? 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 January 2021. Click here to register.

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April 2021

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

April 9, 2021 @ 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

Lyndon Johnson took office in the wake of JFK’s assassination, and had focused much of his political career on social issues. The growing problem of American involvement in Vietnam, as well as established foreign policy, however, demanded his attention and efforts. Study LBJ’s understanding of the Vietnam War, as well as how his policy toward it evolved over time, and how it was understood by others, including the American public. This Seminar will be conducted using only primary sources, and…

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May 2021

One-Day Seminar: Civil Rights: Speeches and Leaders hosted by USS Midway Museum (San Diego, CA)

May 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study the ideas and impact of the greatest Civil Rights leaders through their speeches and letters, beginning in the era of Reconstruction and moving through the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th Century. This Seminar is relevant to American History and Government teachers, as well as English teachers who’d like to incorporate more informational and rhetoric- heavy texts into their course readings. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants…

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