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Experience the Defining Moments of History

This is the ultimate learning experience for educators in the Social Studies field. Travel with your likeminded peers as you embark on the trip of your career.

TeachingAmericanHistory.org invites you to embark on these weekend colloquia to expand your knowledge of American history and government in a way that far exceeds any classroom. Journey to the historic landmarks, sites, and buildings, in which you teach your students. You’ll even learn more about yourself when it’s all said and done.

Immerse yourself into the primary sources of our history. Share your brilliant ideas and theories with colleagues and professors. Study in-depth the stories behind the places that marked a changing point for our country. In the end, you take an education and learning style back to your students that cannot be replicated. 

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It's Free!

We're as passionate about America's rich history as you are. By engaging the best and brightest minds that teach America's history classes in these inspiring places, we further our understanding of this great republic. We believe cost shouldn't be a prohibitive factor in experiencing history. So, expenses are covered during the weekend colloquia. We will provide you with accommodations on the Friday and Saturday of your trip, meals, materials, and a $225.00 stipend to defray the cost of travel to and from your destination!

You’re Involved.

The best ideas come from open-ended conversations. Imagine a weekend with other professionals, passionately engaging in the material before you, in its historic home. There is no set conclusion, outcome or intended take-away – our goal is to gather engaged minds around a common history, to challenge and explore, to dig deep and discover. A true, Socratic discussion built around everyone involved. 

Experience History First-hand.

You get to live, breathe, and touch the history of your materials. Go back in time with us to see the places where America’s history was born. We're taking you straight to the source of our nation's history, and allowing you examine it first-hand. *
 

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is the leading online resource for teachers of American history, government, and civics. TAH.org provides teachers with over 2,500 documents, letters, speeches, books, articles, and website on significant ideas, people, and events in American political thought. As well as, online and in-person opportunities to develop content knowledge, and enrich their classrooms, using it's unique, Socratic model of primary documents study.

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Ready to learn about American history by reading the primary sources and discussing them with talented colleagues - in the places history was made? Participating teachers will read a set of primary source documents, travel to a relevant historic site, and engage in conversations with up to 20 colleagues over the course of a weekend, earning 8 contact hours.

Henry Clay and the Crises of Antebellum America

June 17-19, 2016
Lexington, KY
Historical Site: Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
Discussion Leader: Dr. Dan Monroe

Thomas Jefferson, Revered and Reviled

July 22-24, 2016
Charlottesville, VA
Historical Site: 
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Discussion Leader: 
Dr. Rob McDonald

Security, Self-Determination, and Empire: The Grand Alliance in WWII

July 22-24, 2016
New Orleans, LA
Historical Site: National WWII Museum
Discussion Leader: 
Dr. John Moser

The Jefferson Enigma: Founder and Statesman

July 22-24, 2016
Charlottesville, VA
Historical Site: Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Discussion Leader: 
Dr. Eric Sands

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Participation is based on a competitive application process. We attempt to accept as many new applicants as possible per round of colloquia.

Application deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016

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The Winning of the West and What it Meant: Western Expansion in the 19th century

July 29-31, 2016
Omaha, NE
Historical Site: 
Union Pacific Railroad Museum
Discussion Leader: 
Dr. Greg Schneider

Choose an Experience

During the summer of 2016, TAH.org will be offering the following colloquia for teachers of American history and government.
Participants will receive a letter documenting participation in 8 contact hours.

*A special feature of our Weekend Colloquia is the historical tour or experience, which enables participants to see firsthand the places where our history was made. These tours typically involve at least a moderate amount of walking, and the nature of some historic sites precludes access by people with some disabilities or challenges in moving - for example, the mansion at Mt. Vernon involves going up and down tight, steep stairs, and most sites do not have elevators. Please take this into consideration when deciding whether or not to apply, as participation in all parts of the program is required. Contact us if you have any questions.

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A Dream Deeply Rooted: Civil Rights in America

August 5-7, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Historical Site: Center for Civil and Human Rights
Discussion Leader: 
Dr. Peter Myers

John Adams -- Founding Vice President and President

August 5-7, 2016
Quincy, MA
Historical Site: 
Adams National Historic Park
Discussion Leader: 
Dr. Steve Knott

John F. Kennedy and the New Frontier

August 12-14, 2016
Quincy, MA
Historical Site: 
JFK Presidential Library and Museum
Discussion Leader: 
Dr. Steve Knott

James Madison: The Father of the Constitution

August 12-14, 2016
Montpelier, VA
Historical Site: 
James Madison's Montpelier
Discussion Leader: 
Dr. Chris Burkett

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Participation is based on a competitive application process. We attempt to accept as many new applicants as possible per round of colloquia.

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