2008-2009 Calendar

In preparation for next week’s summer institute, I’ve been busy securing dates for next year’s programming. It looks to be quite a series! While some have been listed in previous posts, there is lots that’s new here – and it’s all the more impressive when posted together!

Workshops will be held at the ESD112 Conference Center in Vancouver, Washington. All events are free but space is limited and advanced registration is required. If you’d like to attend, please contact Matt Karlsen at matt.karlsen@esd112.org or 360.750.7505.

Upcoming Events Calendar

The Bank of the United States and the US Constitution with Paul Finkelman: September 25, 2008; 5:00–8:30 pm

Join Dr. Finkelman (Albany Law School) as he links three presidencies (Jackson, Jefferson, and Madison), the Supreme Court (emphasizing the landmark case McCulloch v Maryland), Congress, the banks, and the US Constitution in a way which will add depth to your History and Civics instruction and support implementation of the Checks and Balances CBA.

Legal and Economic Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement with

Paul Finkelman and Jenny Wahl: September 26-7, 2008 (9/26: 4-7:30 pm; 9/27: 9-2:00 pm.)

Drs. Finkelman and Wahl draw attention to the causes of conflict in the Civil Rights Movement, placing particular focus on Brown vs. Board of Education, its precipitating causes, and its aftermath.

Reading History Workshop Series with Rich Christen and Peter Thacker: September – December, 2008.

A six session series focusing on successful literacy instruction in the History classroom. Classes held separately in Longview and Vancouver. The workshops will use a Lesson Study approach – teacher teams will develop lessons and watch one member deliver the model lesson to her/his students. Teachers receive a stipend for successfully completing this series. Contact Matt Karlsen for more information.

Social Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement with Spencer Crew: October 4, 2008; 9 am – 2 pm.

We continue our focus on the causes of conflict in the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Crew (George Mason University), former director of the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Museum of the Underground Railroad.

Connecting the 2008 Presidential Election to the Constitution with Will Harris: October 9-11, 2008 (10/9: 5-8:30 pm; 10/10: 9 – 4 pm; 10/11 9 – 2 pm.)

The upcoming election offers incredible potential to deepen students’ understanding of the Constitution – and the Constitution offers an important lens to understanding the election. What is the role of the presidency? How is the Constitution tested by contemporary issues? How might an understanding of Federalism and Anti-Federalism world views aid our analysis? Join Dr. Will Harris (Center for the Constitution/University of Pennsylvania) as we investigate this topical theme. Limited substitute reimbursement funds available.

Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution with Woody Holton: November 7, 2008; 9 – 3:30 pm.

Dr. Holton (University of Richmond) upends what we think we know of the Constitution’s origins by telling the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate. Limited substitute reimbursement funds available.

Thurgood Marshall’s Bill of Rights for Kenya with Mary Dudziak: January 22, 2009; 5 – 8:30 pm.

How has American constitutionalism influenced other nations? Join Dr. Dudziak (University of Southern California) as she explores the impact Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall had on Kenya’s post-colonial nation building in the early 1960s.

Restoring the Constitutional Presidency with David Adler: February 4, 2009; 9 am – 3:30 pm.

Dr. Adler (Idaho State University), a favorite speaker from last year’s series, prepares us for the President’s Day Holiday with a workshop that uses constitutional criteria to evaluate presidents from a range of eras and asks how we might restore a constitutional presidency. Limited substitute reimbursement funds available.

The Legal Ideology of Indian Removal with Tim Garrison: March 5, 2009; 5 – 8:30 pm

Dr. Garrison (Portland State University) leads us to an understanding of both the towering personalities of the Indian removal debate, including President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee leader John Ross, and United States Supreme Court Justice John Marshall, as well as the impact on Indian sovereignty of some little-known legal cases at the state level.

Local Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement presented by the Center for Columbia River History: March 21, 2009 (Time and location TBD)

Join local scholars for a study of the theme as it affects the Northwest with special attention paid to Vanport, the nation’s largest WWII housing project, which washed away on Memorial Day, May 30, 1948.

History on Location Expedition with the Gilder Lehrman Institute: March 29 – April 3, 2009

Spend spring break 2009 studying the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham Alabama with Glenn Eskew (Georgia State University) and Martha Bouyer. Air, lodging, and meals are provided by the grant.


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