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September 2019

One-Day Seminar: Religion and Reform – Three Episodes in American History, hosted by Valor Christian High School (Denver area, CO)

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join Colorado teachers for this thematic study of how religion has often driven social and political reform movements in America, from the Founding era through mid-20th Century. This free program is open to all area teachers, lunch will be provided, as well as a certificate for continuing education. Access digital copies of program materials here after early August. All registrants will be sent physical copies of the reader and agenda in early September. REGISTER HERE

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One-Day Seminar: Presidents and Political Parties (Colorado Springs, CO)

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

The U.S. Constitution makes no mention of political parties, yet parties began to form shortly after its ratification.  Today, it is hard to see how American democracy would work without them.  At the same time, parties formed as decentralized political associations that engaged the attention of ordinary citizens and held presidents accountable to local constituencies.  But as the power of the presidency (and the federal government) grew, parties shifted their attention from building political support in the states and localities…

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October 2019

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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November 2019

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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