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Explore History In the Places it was Made

TeachingAmericanHistory.org is thrilled to offer content education for Social Studies Teachers that will actually get you excited. These weekend colloquia allow teachers of American history and government to explore in depth the people and ideas you are asked to teach, at the very historic sites that help to illuminate the subject.

What better way to learn about American history is there than by reading the primary sources, and discussing them with talented colleagues? What better place to learn about American history than in the places it was made? Participating teachers will read a set of primary source documents (150-200 pages), travel to a relevant historic site, and engage in conversation with up to 20 colleagues over the course of a weekend.

Weekend Colloquia

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Free, Engaging Experience

Engage in thoughtful, open-ended conversations.

You are not expected to reach a set conclusion about the material, take an assessment, or complete a lesson plan. Learn by engaging with great minds!

Expenses are covered!

We will provide participants with accomodations for Friday and Saturday nights, meals, colloquia materials, and a $225 stipend to defray the cost of travel to and from the program site. *

Experience history firsthand.

A special feature of the Weekend Colloquia is the historical tour & experience, which enables participants to see firsthand the places where our Nation's history was made.**

 

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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.

America in World War I

March 18-20, 2016
Kansas City, MO
Tour: World War I Museum

Reagan and the Modern Presidency

April 8-10, 2016
Grand Vista, Simi Valley, CA
Tour: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Jefferson and Education

April 1-3, 2016
Charlottesville, VA
Tour: Jefferson's Monticello Estate

The American Founding

April 15-17, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
Tour: Independence Hall

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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.

Did you miss the latest deadline on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015? We're already busy planning the next round of the Weekend Colloquia, and want you to join us!

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LBJ as President: The Vietnam War

April 29-May 1, 2016
Austin, TX
Tour: Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library

Choose a Subject that Interests You

During the spring of the 2015-16 academic year, 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.

*Teachers have an opportunity to earn up to an additional $100 in stipend money by hosting a Teacher Roundtable, presenting a lesson built around their program’s topics and documents to colleagues, and/or help TAH.org bring a Seminar or Forum to their district. Details about each of these options will be mailed along with acceptance letters.

**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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