Understanding U.S. Political Geography | Newberry

Understanding U.S. Political Geography

Monday, November 12, 2018

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Jon Kilpinen, Valparaiso University
Full. Waitlist only.
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

American politics has become increasingly charged and seemingly more polarized over the past few national election cycles. Elections seem more high-stakes than ever, and we see heightened scrutiny of campaign strategies, voter turnout levels, and voting districts. This seminar will explore these and related issues with the goal of equipping teachers with the resources and understanding necessary to introduce students to American political geography. Topics will include American political culture regions, U.S. voting patterns at the national level, and the complex issue of redistricting. While most students will be interested in these domestic issues, as time permits we will also examine the United States’ situation in global political geography, especially our role in various intergovernmental organizations and international conflicts.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 7, 2018. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.