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Spearker Seminar Series - Year 3

Each year will feature a speaker series that draws from a pool of the best research and teaching faculty to cover a variety of provocative topics. Each session will be hosted at a relevant local historical site. All sessions will be held 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Participation in the Speaker Seminar Series is open to teachers of American history within the five participating school divisions (Albemarle County, Charlottesville City, Greene County, Madison County and Orange County). Teachers attending 3 of 4 seminars per semester will receive a stipend of $250.

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2008-09 Schedule of Speakers

Image September 9: Motivate and Inspire:  Teaching with Primary Source Documents
LeeAnn Potter
Director of Education
Center for the National Archives Experience
National Archives and Records Administration
Jefferson Library, Monticello

(website | directions)
Image September 16: Elections in the 20th Century
Dr. Paul Martin
Miller Center for Public Affairs
University of Virginia
Miller Center

(website | directions)
Image October 7: America’s Response to the Holocaust
Dr. Peter Black, Chief Historian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Special Collections Library

(website | directions)
Image November 11: The Civil War & Reconstruction
Dr. Edward Ayers, President
University of Richmond

(website | directions, map)
December 9: The American Revolution: Massachusetts and Virginia Perspective
Dr. Robert Gross
Department of History
University of Connecticut
Special Collections Library

(website | directions)
January 13: The British Perspective of the Declaration of Independence
Dr. Paul Halliday
Department of History
University of Virginia
Jefferson Library, Monticello

(website | directions)
February 10: 20th Century Labor Movements
Dr. Joe McCartin
Department of History
Georgetown University

(website | directions)

March 10: Modern America, Immigrant America
Dr. Carl Bon Tempo
Department of History
Princeton University
Miller Center

(website | directions)

 Image March 31: Civil Rights in Virginia History
Dr. Paul Gaston
Department of History
University of Virginia
Dome Room, Rotunda

(website | directions)

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