Teaching American History ICSS Spring 2020 Workshops (3) (May 16 - June 13, 2020)

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Workshop Dates: March 21, April 18, May 16, June 6, and June 13, 2020
Course #:  LR 288:837
Instructor: Josh Wager
 

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Credit seekers must attend all 3 of the workshops, actively participate, and complete an "at a glance" guide in order to be approved for credit.

All Workshops will be held at:
Iowa State Historical Museum
600 E Locust St.
Des Moines, IA  50319

Please register for each workshop:

 

Event Name:  The U.S. and The Vietnam War
Hosted By:      Iowa Council for the Social Studies & States Historical Society of Iowa
Event Type:     One-Day Seminar
Event Date:     Saturday May 16th, 2020

Registration
:     8:30 am 
Workshop:         9:00am-3:00pm

Materials and Agenda Link:
Registration Link:

 

Description:

Why was the fighting in Indochina / Vietnam of interest to the United States?  What was the Eisenhower administration's policy toward Vietnam? How did U.S. policy toward Vietnam change under Kennedy, and why? Why did the Kennedy administration agree to the overthrow of the Diem regime?

 

Event Name:  Origins of the Cold War
Hosted By:     Iowa Council for the Social Studies & States Historical Society of Iowa
Event Type:    One-Day Seminar
Event Date:    Saturday, June 6, 2020

Registration:  8:30 am
Workshop:      9:00am-3:00 pm


Materials and Agenda Link:
Registration Link:
http://go.teachingamericanhistory.org/l/556702/2019-07-09/73qbkg
 

Description:

How did the alliances of World War 2 break down, and so quickly, after 1945? How close were these alliances in the first place, and what differences existed between the United States and the Soviet Union that acted as wedges between these two states and their respective allies? This seminar focuses on the ideas, events, and people – as expressed in key documents – of the years immediately after the end of World War 2, and how the Cold War began.

 

Event Name:   Cold War on the Home Front: 1945-1954
Hosted By:      Iowa Council for the Social Studies & States Historical Society of Iowa
Event Type:     One-Day Seminar
Event Date:     Saturday June 13th, 2020

Registration:     8:30am
Workshop:        9:00am-3:00pm


Materials and Agenda Link:
Registration Link:

Description:

The rise of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union is a story that has often been told. How did these developments abroad affect life in the United State?  This seminar will focus on postwar anticommunism, culminating in the McCarthy Era, but will also focus on changes in home and family life, as well as popular culture in the postwar period.


Instructor(s)/Contact Information: 

  • Joshua Wager
  • 515-710-8006





 

 

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