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    Teaching American History

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel on the challenges facing the American history curriculum in public education. Panelists discussed how parents and others can get involved in what…

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    The Secret History of Home Economics

    Journalist Danielle Dreilinger provided a history of home economics and how it led many young women to jobs in the fields of health, science, and economics. This was a virtual event hosted…

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    White House Conference on American History

    On September 17, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education. The same day, a panel discussed the state of history…

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    A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door

    Journalist Jennifer Berkshire and education historian Jack Schneider argued that the political right is trying to dismantle public education. This virtual event was hosted by Town Hall…

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    Schoolhouse Burning

    University of South Carolina Law School Professor Derek Black talked about the history of public education in America and his belief that the right to a public education was being…

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    Education and Civic Engagement

    The Center for American Progress and Generation Citizen hosted a panel discussion about improving civics education and preparing students to become more politically engaged. Former Senator…

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    Black Women Leaders in Education Since the 1960s

    Historians talked about black women pioneers in education since the 1960's and how these women transformed education for African Americans.

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    Race and Sex in the Mid-20th Century

    Professor Marcia Chatelain talked about the different types of sex education used across the country in the 1950s and why such courses have become politically divisive. She compared the sex education…

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    Teaching World War II in Schools

    David Kennedy and Rick Atkinson talked about how World War II shaped the world to come. Following their keynote addresses, panelists talked about the value and importance of teaching World…

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    Unplanned Parenthood

    Author Liz Carpenter discussed her book Unplanned Parenthood: The Confessions of a Seventy something Surrogate Mother, published by Random House. The book focuses on Ms. Carpenter’s…

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    Stewart Indian School

    Richard Arnold, chairman of the Nevada Indian Commission, talked about the Stewart Indian School, located the Stewart area of Carson City, Nevada. The school was one of many created around the United States near the end…

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    Presenting Controversial Presidential History

    Sharon Fawcett discussed the presidential libraries and the challenges of presenting controversial issues in an objective way. She showed slides as she talked about the shifting balances between preserving a president’s…

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    Extraordinary Minds

    Howard Gardner talked about his new book, Extraordinary Minds: Portraits of Exceptional Individuals and an Examination of Our Extraordinariness, published by Basic Books. The book examines…

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    Evolution, Intelligent Design, & First Amendment

    The panel talked about the controversies surrounding intelligent design and evolution when taught in schools. Dr. Princehouse argued against intelligent design and Dr. Behe argued in favor…

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    Always a Reckoning & Other Poems

    Former President Carter discussed his book, Always A Reckoning and Other Poems, published by Times Books. The book contains poems about his life and the lives of other members of his…

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    Diversity in Higher Education

    Panelists on both panels talked about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Powell’s legacy and school diversity. Topics included Powell’s methods of decision-making, his influence on court decisions,…

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    Teaching American History

    Panelists spoke about how U.S. history should be taught at the elementary, secondary and university levels. They talked about such issues as the role of multiculturalism and political…

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    Edison: Inventing the Century

    Author Neil Baldwin talked about his book, Edison: Inventing the Century, published by Hyperion. The book focused on the life of inventor Thomas Alva Edison and revealed how Edison raised…

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    The Killing of History

    Author, Keith Windshuttle, talked about his book "The Killing of History: How Literary Critics and Social Theorists are Murdering Our Past". In the book, Mr. Windshuttle, examines how…

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    Huntington Library Tour

    David Zeidberg, Director, The Huntington Library discussed the mission of the library, which is a private research library containing many rare original manuscripts, including the Gutenberg…

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