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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…

    356 views
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    Unplanned Parenthood

    The author discussed her book Unplanned Parenthood: The Confessions of a Seventysomething Surrogate Mother, published by Random House. The book focuses on Ms. Carpenter’s experiences…

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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 legacy and…

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

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    Edison: Inventing the Century

    Mr. Baldwin discussed his book, Edison: Inventing the Century, published by Hyperion. The book focuses on the life of inventor Thomas Alva Edison and reveals how Edison raised doubts about…

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    The Killing of History

    Mr. Windshuttle talked about his book The Killing of History: How Literary Critics and Social Theorists are Murdering Our Past, published by Encounter Books. In the book, the author attacks…

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    Huntington Library Tour

    Mr. Zeidberg discussed the mission of the library, which is a private research library containing many rare original manuscripts, including the Gutenberg Bible, a pocket diary of Abraham Lincoln,…

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    National History Standards

    Professor Nash talked about his book, History on Trial: Culture Wars in the Teaching of the Past, which discusses national history standards in schools. After his prepared remarks, he took…

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    Why History Matters

    Ms. Lerner talked about her new book, Why History Matters: Life and Thought. The book is a collection of her essays on race, the history profession and the status of women in society.…

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    Historian as Public Intellectual

    Panelists discussed historians' role in public debates over historical and political issues during a portion of a conference in honor of historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. The panelists each…

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    Washington Journal: Monday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Washington Journal: Smithsonian Anniversary

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and…

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    Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

    The School Bus crew talked with Mr. Baker about the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. The park was the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War prior to the battle…

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    Harriet Beecher Stowe House

    The School Bus crew talked with Ms. Cox and toured the Harriet Beecher Stowe house, the former home of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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    World War II P.O.W. Camp

    The School Bus crew talked with Mr. Hoza about the World War II German/Italian P.O.W. camp.

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