Using video conferencing technology from WebEx, we are pleased to offer students the opportunity to discuss important historical events in real-time with our nationally recognized professors. These aren't lectures, but real conversations designed to get your students talking and thinking about the most important events in American history.
We hold a free monthly webinar with individual students from across the country from September through June. We select a document or speech to discuss, from the Declaration of Independence to the Gettysburg Address to King's "I Have a Dream" Speech, and we spend an hour discussing the text, trying to come to a better understanding of the author's intent and the document's effect on American history.
Is your co-op working on a unit on the Civil War this year? Looking for a way to liven up your instruction of the Constitution? Let us help! We can schedule a free private webinar with your group to discuss a specific document, speech, or even just a difficult concept like slavery, property rights, civil rights, and more. You let us know how we can help and we will schedule a webinar with your group at a time that is convenient for you.
Afraid that you don't have the technological capabilities to make it work? All you need is a stable internet connection, a webcam, a microphone, and a web browser. Most computers (and even some iPads) are capable of streaming the webinars to your group.
Still concerned? One of our interns can run a test session with you to make sure everything works before we even schedule a webinar. These documents do demand conversation, though. Learning about them is easier when you discuss the concepts with others. For that reason, we offer a free monthly webinar with one of our professors who will help your students understand the more challenging aspects of the document being covered in each unit while leading a conversation with students from across the country.
All of these webinars are offered at absolutely no cost to your students or your co-op. We are passionate about history and want to see the next generation excited about our great nation's past!
Learning from primary sources rather than textbooks provides a more complete education and removes personal biases from the instruction.
Want more than just a few webinars? Take a look at our free history curriculum that incorporates our monthly webinars into a year of history instruction.