The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: 1876 – 1920
Kansas City, KS – June 5-6th, 2017
Attendees of this FREE two-day workshop will receive classroom-ready tools to educate their students about the Founding principles of Liberty and Natural Rights with respect to freedom of conscience.
This workshop is for those who teach 7th-12th grade U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Social Studies.
The program will begin at 1:00pm on Monday, June 5th, and will include dinner and opening presentation from our Constitutional Scholar on Tuesday evening. The program will continue on June 6th with pedagogical sessions with a master teacher as well as lectures and discussion sessions with our Constitutional Scholar. Sessions will conclude at 3:00pm on June 6th.
- Kansas Social Studies teachers of grades 7-12.
- Participants must teach in the state of Kansas.
- The program begins with required pre-conference readings which will be sent to participants in May.
- Lodging for the night of June 5th (if desired by participants), and all meals will be covered by the Institute.
- Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Kansas City – a travel reimbursement of $75 will be available.
- Attending teachers will receive a certificate for 9 contact hours and copy of The Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
- Analyze how the United States adapted to the rapid technological, social, economic, and political changes that occurred in the decades after the Civil War.
- Examine ways in which the interactions among industrial leaders, laborers, farmers, immigrants, minorities, and political institutions created both opportunities and tensions.
- Investigate growth in the role of the federal government and the degree to which that growth reflected constitutional principles such as limited government, justice, equality, federalism and inalienable rights.
- Evaluate the period’s controversies related to government power, economic regulation, and justice for minorities that are still relevant today.
- Receive a FREE copy of one of our brand-new classroom resources, The Gilded Age and Progressive Era.
- Discuss primary source documents and historically-based, expert methods to address these topics.
- Receive classroom-friendly teaching materials to make these complex concepts come alive for students.
- Engage in analysis of these topics with a constitutional scholar.
This conference is made possible through the generous support of The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.