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 Limited Government, Justice, Rule of Law, Due Process and Natural Rights with respect to understanding U.S. history during the Guided Age and Progressive Era.
This workshop is for those who teach 7th-12th grade U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Social Studies in Kansas.
The program will begin at 2:00pm on Monday, June 5th, and will include dinner and opening presentation from our Constitutional Scholar on Monday 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. This year’s program features expanded discussion time for pre-conference readings. Sessions will conclude at 3:00pm on June 6th.
Workshop Location: Crowne Plaza Kansas City/Overland Park | 12601 West 95th Street, Lenexa, KS 66215
- 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.