Insights from History: Bad Medicine? The Effects of Economic Emergencies on Liberty, Democracy, and Prosperity

Join Dr. Jeff Sikkenga, Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Executive Director of…

Saturday Webinar: Ralph Ellison

American Minds Webinar Live show to air at 11am, Saturday, 2 May 2020, exploring the…

Resources for Teaching Online: Webinars on Political Principles and Problems

Born of ideas and ideals, the American system of government was, and still is, unique…

Eisenhower in a Time of Crisis

On June 5th, 1944, just one day before D-day’s Normandy landings, General Eisenhower composed a…

Insights from History: Presidential Leadership in Times of Crisis

History can give us real insight into the problems that face America. In this webinar,…

Resources for Teaching Online: Civil Rights Webinars

To truly understand the Civil Rights Movement in America, you have to also study the…

Classroom Resources: Primary Source Readers and Discussion Questions

We have gathered copies of the document packets and discussion questions for several of our…

Resources for Teaching Online: Foreign Affairs Webinars

Now, perhaps more than ever, we see that the global community is surprisingly small. Americans…

Teacher Interview: Transitioning to Different Forms of Online Teaching and Learning

Julia Fuette, 2012 graduate of our MAHG program, took some time to talk with Jeremy…

Planning Online Lessons for Students Working From Home—A Veteran Teacher’s Advice

When the school officials around the country began responding to COVID-19 concerns by proposing extended…

Special Webinar: The Flu Epidemic of 1918 – Lessons from History

TAH provided a special week-day webinar on a timely topic for teachers of history and…

Documents in Detail: Calvin Coolidge’s Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

Calvin Coolidge's Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence will be the…

Resources for Teaching Online: Top 10 Archived Webinars

Are you looking for content-rich resources to share with your students in “suddenly-online” courses? Did…

Role-Playing the Progressives of 1912: John Moser’s new Reacting to the Past Game

Professor John Moser is well known in the MAHG program for using carefully designed role-playing…

Saturday Webinar: Douglas MacArthur

American Minds Webinar Live show to air at 11am, Saturday, 4 APR 2020, exploring the…

120 years of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing”

A poem that went on to be adopted as the “black national anthem” – “Lift…

The Supreme Court Debates Religious Freedom: A Conversation with Ken Masugi

Professor Ken Masugi has edited a new core document collection, the first in a planned…

Jane Addams

The theme of this year’s Teaching American History Saturday webinars is American Minds. Prominent scholars…

Documents in Detail: Progressive Party Platform of 1912

The Progressive Party Platform of 1912 was the focus of the 25 MAR 2020 Documents…

Inspired by George Washington, Teacher Brings Naturalization Ceremony to his High School

“We are a nation of immigrants,” says Sean Brennan, who teaches US government at Brecksville-Broadview…

Meet Our Teacher Partners: Katie Klaus

At Teaching American History, we focus on telling America's story through historical documents because history…

Happy 200th, Susan B. Anthony!

This Saturday, February 15, 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of woman's rights advocate Susan B…

Talking Across the Generations About History

“The vision of the founding fathers—and of all the other extraordinary people who carried our…

Dropping the Atomic Bombs: A Great Debate of History

Twenty-five teachers from across the Phoenix area joined Dr. David Hadley of Ashland University on…

Saturday Webinar: Jane Addams

Live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 7 MAR 2020, exploring the life, ideas, and impact…

Surviving—and Thriving in—the Summer Residential Program of MAHG

Did you know? Teaching American History, a project of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University,…

Loser Wins: William Jennings Bryan and the Legacy of Populism

History teachers rarely focus on the losers of presidential elections. Yet two men stand out…

Lonely Dissenter: Jane Addams Reflects on her Peace-making Efforts During World War I

In her essay “Personal Reactions In Time of War,” Jane Addams describes her experience as…

The Long Controversy Over Alger Hiss

When Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury on January 17, 1950, it was, in one…

Documents in Detail: Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) was the focus of the 19 FEB 2020 Documents in Detail…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Moral Reformers

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

The League of Nations Begins, the United States Abstaining

One hundred years ago this month, forty-one nations became founding members of the League of…

Historical Reads: The Battle of Midway

I am interested in a variety of topics and eras in history, although I am…

A Weekend That Changed Everything

In 2020, Teaching American History will offer twenty free multi-day colloquia for social studies teachers. These…

Saturday Webinar: William Jennings Bryan

The live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 1 FEB 2020, exploring the person and politics…

The Methodist Church in America Asserts its Independence: The Christmas Conference of 1784

The Methodist Church in America dates its independence to a “Christmas Conference” held 235 years…

Seminar Discussions Inspire a Teacher to Reevaluate the Founding

Derek Collins discovered his deeper vocation after beginning his job at Latta Public School near…

Documents in Detail: Abraham Lincoln’s Fragment on the Constitution and Union

Abraham Lincoln's short, powerful Fragment on the Constitution and Union (1861) was the focus of…

Debacle at Fredericksburg, December, 1862

  Riding something of a wave of optimism after the mixed victory at Antietam, Union…

Saturday Webinar: Frederick Douglass

American Minds Webinar Live show aired at 11am, Saturday, 11 JAN 2020, exploring the ideas,…

Booker T. Washington’s Christmas Story

In “The Problem of the South” (July 11, 1900), Booker T. Washington uses a folksy…

The Contested Understanding of Religious Liberty In Supreme Court Jurisprudence: An Interview with Ken Masugi

Bill of Rights Day is celebrated on December 15, the anniversary of the day in…

What’s New at Teaching American History – Resources

As you look ahead to planning your lessons in 2020, we want to draw your…

The Attack on Pearl Harbor in Two Documents

December 7th, 1941, marked the forced entry of the United States into World War II.…

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The theme of this year’s Teaching American History Saturday webinars is American Minds. Prominent scholars…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Abolitionists

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

What’s New at Teaching American History – Programs

TAH offers much more than a top-notch collection of primary documents --TAH helps teachers across…

Documents in Detail: John C. Calhoun’s Speech on the Oregon Bill

Due to a technical failure, we were unable to record a significant part of the…

Why Should We Teach Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address?

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered "a few appropriate remarks" at the dedication…
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