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April 2020

[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: “Congress” hosted by El Pomar (Colorado Springs, CO)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for continuing education. All registrants…

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[CANCELED] One-Day Seminar: The Bible in American Political Rhetoric hosted by Valor Christian High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Explore the recurring use of Biblical allusions, tropes, and types as ways of shaping and understanding American public life from the colonial era through the present day. Original documents considered include speeches and letters from Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, Obama, and others. Themes explored include the meaning of the Exodus narrative to the Puritans and the African-American church; Biblical justification of pacifism, civil disobedience, and even revolution. Lunch will be provided at this free program, as well as a certificate for…

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[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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May 2020

One-Day Seminar: Elections & Campaigns hosted by Douglas County Schools (Denver, CO)

May 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study American election campaigns, with a special focus on the presidency, through a selection of historical case studies. The documents selected will help teachers gain a deeper understanding of the political, legal, and constitutional issues surrounding our electoral systems, and will be useful in any American History, Government, or Civics classroom. 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…

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June 2020

One-Day Seminar: Documents & Debates: Considerations of Citizenship and Self- Government hosted by Adams School District (Denver, CO)

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

Study the emerging and evolving notions of citizenship, civic identity and participation, and expectations of the powers and limits of self-government at the Founding during the early years of the American Republic. 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 May 2020. Click here to register.

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One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties hosted by Adams School District (Denver, CO)

June 3 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Study the evolution of the powers and balance of power within political parties, and as related to the office of the president. This seminar is relevant to history and government teachers in that it studies the issue through three eras: at the Founding, during the mid-late 19th Century, and in the Progressive eras. 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,…

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