Workshops, Professional Development Workshops

Teaching the Reconstruction Era @ Online
Oct 29 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm

Teaching the Reconstruction Era.

The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy

How does society rebuild after extraordinary division and trauma, when the ideals and values of democracy are most vulnerable? This online course introduces educators to our new resource, The Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy, which provides a close examination of the social and moral dilemmas Americans faced after the Civil War and the construction of American identity.

Graduate credit and scholarships available (see below).

Presented by Facing History & Ourselves, starts October 29. For more information about this and other online professional development from Facing History go to


Roosevelt, Lodge, and the Rush to Empire
Dec 5 all-day

Massachusetts Historical Society
December 5 2015

Using the correspondence between Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, this hands-on workshop will explore America’s role in the Spanish American War, including Roosevelt’s infamous turn as a “Rough Rider.” We will also use propaganda, such as political cartoons, editorials, and moving images to investigate the expansion of American interests overseas, and the war’s effect on Republican Party politics at the turn of the 20th century.

Registration is $25/person, which covers lunch and materials. Educators can earn 10 PDPs or one graduate credit (for an additional fee).  Contact to register or for more information.