Monthly Archives: January 2015

Ft. Myers Seminar on American History & Government

On Saturday, January 17th, 2015 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers, Florida the Ashbrook Center hosted a Seminar on the Abraham Lincoln. The esteemed Dr. Eric Sands provided his scholarly knowledge to local high school teachers who joined us for the day.

“President Lincoln is such an enigmatic character yet so personal to all of us,” said Dr. Sands. “He is consistently ranked as number one on all Presidential polls.” Indeed, more books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other American figure. Teachers enjoyed profound conversations and discussed Lincoln’s view on Popular Sovereignty, Slavery, Secession and Constitutional Limits. We spent a great deal of time comparing the ideals within the  Gettysburg Address (on Liberty and Equality) to the ones written by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

Paul P stated, “I thoroughly enjoyed the Ashbrook Seminar and wished I had known about them sooner.”

Perhaps you would like to ponder these great documents yourself.  To experience the writings of Abraham Lincoln please click the links below:

 

Webinar Audio: Has America Progressed Beyond Its Founding Principles?

 

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Join Professors Chris Burkett, Peter Schramm, and Gordon Lloyd as they discuss this topic before an audience of teachers. This moderated discussion between scholars is about the relationship between Constitutional principles and traditions versus the Progressive political movements of the early 20th Century and today. You can view a video archive of the session, as well as related readings, here.

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December 2014 American Controversies Podcast: Did Lincoln Violate the Constitution?

 

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December’s edition of the American Controversies webinar series asked “Did Lincoln Violate the Constitution?” The 75-minute discussion dug deeply into the selected documents, and a number of participants asked some very good questions.

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Apply Now for Ashbrook Seminars in American History & Government

We have started scheduling our 2015 day long seminars and the application process is now open.

The most important work in America is teaching American history and government. This work is essential to preserving what has always been distinctly good about America. We are dedicated to making every American history and government class in America its best.

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is a project of Ashbrook at Ashland University. We provide social studies educators from across the country with opportunities to explore themes in American history and government through the use of primary sources. This spring educators can take advantage of the unique Ashbrook discussion-based format programs in their state. Not only will you be engaged in thoughtful conversation, you will be learning the content your students need.

Upcoming Ashbrook Seminars in

American History & Government

Colorado Seminars:

  • Saturday, January 31st, 2015 – Ft. Collins

    • Topic: Civil Rights; Discussion Leader: Peter Myers

  • Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 – Denver – Hosted by Denver Public Schools

    • High School Session Topic: Religion & Reform: Three Episodes in American History; Discussion Leader: David Tucker

    • Middle School Session Topic: Lincoln and Reconstruction; Discussion Leader: Peter Schramm

  • Saturday, March 7th, 2015 – Colorado Springs

    • Topic: Madison and Hamilton: Competing Visions for America; Discussion Leader: Joseph Postell, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

  • Saturday, April 11th, 2015 – Denver

    • Topic: The Constitution and Limited Government; Discussion Leader: Scott Yenor, Boise State University

APPLY HERE FOR SEMINARS IN COLORADO

North Carolina Seminars:

  • Saturday, March 28th, 2015 – Asheville

    • Topic: The American Founding; Discussion Leader: Professor David Alvis, Wofford College, Assistant Professor in Government

  • Saturday, April 4th, 2015 – Fayetteville

    • Topic: Social Reform 1790-1850 – Temperance, Abolition and the End of the World; Discussion Leader: Professor David Tucker  Senior Fellow and Director of MAHG Program;

  • Saturday, April 11th, 2015 – Charlotte

    • Topic: The Supreme Court; Discussion Leader: Professor David Alvis, Wofford College, Assistant Professor in Government

  • Saturday, April 25th, 2015 – Raleigh

    • Topic: The Federalists Papers and the Constitution; Discussion Leader: Professor David Foster, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science

APPLY HERE FOR SEMINARS IN NORTH CAROLINA

Florida Seminars:

  • Saturday, January 17th, 2015 – Ft. Myers

    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln; Discussion Leader: Professor Eric Sands, Berry College, Assistant Professor of Government

  • Saturday, January 31st, 2015 – Tampa

    • Topic: Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Debate; Discussion Leader: Professor Eric Sands, Berry College, Assistant Professor of Government

  • Saturday, February 14th, 2015 – Ft. Lauderdale

    • Topic: Roosevelt, Wilson and Progressive Reform; Discussion Leader: Professor Chris Burkett, Ashland University

  • Saturday, February 21st, 2015 – Jacksonville

    • Topic: Nationalism and Imperialism in the Gilded Age; Discussion Leader: Professor Michael Schwarz, Ashland University, Assistant Professor of History

  • Saturday, February 28th, 2015 – Pensacola

    • Topic: Civil Rights; Discussion Leader: Professor Emily Hess, Visiting Assistant Professor of History

  • Saturday, March 7th, 2015 – Tallahassee

    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln; Discussion Leader: Professor Peter Schramm, Ashland University, Professor of Political Science

  • Saturday, March 14th, 2015 – Gainesville

    • Topic: Origins of the Cold War; Discussion Leader: Professor John Moser, Ashland University, Professor of History

APPLY HERE FOR SEMINARS IN FLORIDA

Note: Application acceptance is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Check back often as we will be adding new dates in new areas throughout the year.

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Attention Florida Teachers: Don’t Miss Our January Roundtables

The Ashbrook Center would like to invite you to join us for our content-knowledge development one-day seminars this January in Florida. Our unique format engages all participants in thoughtful discussion on particular documents and ideas as we sit in the round. We encourage our participants to think critically to create a meaningful conversation between peers. Added benefits for you: these seminars are being offered at NO COST and we offer certificates of completion, which you can apply toward your recertification hours.

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Ft. Myers – Saturday, January 17, 2015

Topic: Abraham Lincoln

REGISTER NOW

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Tampa – Saturday, January 31, 2015

Topic: Federalist vs. Anti-Federalist Debate

REGISTER NOW

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To view the schedule of roundtables for February through March, please click here.

Please note, due to the format of these seminars space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

If you have any questions about these programs, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you at one of our programs.

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