Webinars for High School Students

Every month throughout the academic year (September through May), the Ashbrook Center hosts a free webinar for high school students to discuss an important historical document or speech.  One of our faculty members will lead a conversation with students from across the country, getting to the bottom of what makes these documents important in American History and helping students gain a better understanding of their meaning.  And it is a conversation!  Our faculty will lead the discussion, but they won’t lecture.  More is learned when students provide their own thoughts and actually discuss the difficult aspects of these documents.  We want students to learn by thinking for themselves, not just repeating the thoughts of one of our teachers.

All that is needed to participate is a stable internet connection, a web browser, and a headset with a microphone. A webcam is also useful, but not required. Interested? Register here and we will send you monthly reminders along with details on how to log in.

A schedule of webinars for 2021-22 follows. All webinars begin at 8:00PM ET.

September 12 – Topic: The Declaration of Independence with Chris Burkett and Greg McBrayer

October 10 – Topic: Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom with Cara Rogers

November 14 – Topic: Federalist No. 51 with Greg McBrayer

December 12 – Topic: Marbury v. Madison with Chris Burkett

January 9 – Topic: Gettysburg Address with Greg McBrayer

February 13 – Topic: Douglass’s Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln with Chris Burkett

March 13 – Topic: Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address with Chris Burkett

April 10 – Topic: Brown v. Board of Education with Chris Burkett

May 15 – Topic: King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech with Cara Rogers