Ky. teachers study Hoover-Roosevelt debates
Fifteen Kentucky social studies teachers and educators connect original arguments concerning the development of the New Deal with 21st century policies.
Dec 02, 2010 08:00 AM
Dec 05, 2010 05:00 PM
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Fifteen Kentucky social studies teachers and educators examine the original arguments concerning the creation and development of the New Deal. The program is co-sponsored by the McConnell Center's Civic Education Program and Liberty Fund, Inc.
Teachers will use Gordon Lloyd's The Two Faces of Liberalism: How the Hoover-Roosevelt Debate Shapes the 21st Century as a primary text. The book contains original material from the New Deal era, including speeches and addresses by the main actors, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Herbert H. Hoover.
The aim of the conference is not to substantiate or disprove any of the prevailing theories regarding the New Deal, but to present participants with the original arguments, thus promoting a conversation between the present generation of teachers and the most prominent actors of the New Deal era.
Dr. Richard Gamble, the Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Chair in History and Political Science and an associate professor of history, is the conference discussion leader.