May 1, 2013
Teachers will have two opportunities to explore the work of writer Ernest Hemingway in the upcoming weeks. Professor Dan Monroe, who is the John C. Griswold Distinguished Professor of History at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, sees Hemingway not only as the most important American literary voice of the twentieth century but also as a window into an era of war and social upheaval. Monroe will offer both an Ashbrook Saturday Webinar on selected short stories of Hemingway and a weeklong summer seminar covering these and longer works.
The webinar, the last of this school year’s series of free online continuing education opportunities, will be offered Saturday, May 18. Webinars are not only excellent opportunities to explore topics of historical interest; they afford a taste of the text-driven, interactive experience of our Master of Arts in American History and Government program, taught partly online and partly in residence on the Ashland University campus. During the fourth on-campus session this summer, Monroe will offer a study of Hemingway as one of the newest of our program’s Great Texts courses. We asked Professor Monroe to chat with us about his interest in this iconic American author.
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The Center for the Constitution has a wonderful series of seminars available for those teachers who just cannot get enough professional development. As described by their website, the Center for the Constitution challenges teachers thus: “Immerse yourself into the theory and meaning of the American Constitution” by applying ”to one of our seminars at the Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange, Virginia.”
Teachers who apply and are accepted get to spend a weekend studying the Founding at the home of President James Madison. The classroom environment is unmatched, the instructors are superb, and the cost is low, low, low. The fee is $1250, but private donors pay for all expenses save a $50 registration fee charged to accepted applicants.
This series of professional development opportunities are called the Montpelier Weekend Seminars. In order to view the names of the different seminars, their respective dates, and to start the application process, visit the Center for the Constitution’s Classroom Seminars page.
The Montpelier Classroom Seminars are a unique professional development opportunity for social studies teachers and other civic educators. Participants in a Montpelier Weekend Seminar will live and study on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier, one of the central sites of the American constitutional founding.
Looking for a graduate degree program which fits the busy schedule of a teacher? Need coursework to renew a teaching license? Ashland University’s Master of Arts program in American History and Government has recently added live online courses during the fall and spring semesters.
Offered on an once per week schedule for eight weeks, MAHG Live Online makes it possible to work toward an MA degree in American History and Government or to earn graduate credit in your content field while meeting your personal and professional responsibilities. With a combination of online and intensive summer study, you may earn your degree in as few as 15 months.
View the schedule online or learn more today.
The Bill of Rights Institute offers Constitutional Workshops for teachers. These workshops take place all across the United States and include a copy of their teacher-written curriculum, a certificate for 6 hours of professional development and bi-monthly emailed lesson plans. There are dates available this fall. Register today for a location close to you.
Any study of or research project into WWII should include a stop at the Winston Churchill Centre and Museum. This incredible online resource for all things Churchill offers access to audio files of Churchill’s speeches, reviews of books on WWII and Churchill, updates on traveling exhibits, and materials for teachers. Remember to sign up for the Chartwell Bulletin and recieve monthly e-mail updates on Centre news.
An intensive study of the Constitutional Convention, the struggle over ratification of the Constitution, and the creation of the Bill of Rights, this course includes a close examination of The Federalist and the anti-federalist papers. It will be offered twice this summer, both times in Philadelphia. Taught by Ashland University Professor Christopher Burkett and Guest Lecturer Gordon Lloyd (Pepperdine University), a leading scholar of the Founding era. Lloyd, who designed our interactive web exhibits on the Constitutional Convention and the, Ratification of the Constitution offers an enthusiast’s encyclopedic knowledge of Founding era.
Students new to the degree program may take their first course at the Ashland campus tuition-free. There is no obligation or risk. Learn More about the Program and view the schedule online.