CSAC regularly organizes professional development seminars for teachers that explore various themes and issues of the Founding era. These seminars are typically multi-day events that feature historical and pedagogical experts.
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The Ideological Foundations of the American Constitutional System
University of Wisconsin-Madison
4-5 April, 2020
This two-day event is available at no cost to participants and is designed for secondary level teachers. This conference features an exploration of the ideological traditions that influenced the American Founders. Topics covered will be how Greek and Roman political thinkers, the clergy and religion, and other political philosophers informed the Founding generation. We will feature presentations from scholars, daily discussions of primary source materials, as well as opportunities to explore pedagogical approaches in the classroom. Professors John P. Kaminski (UW-Madison) and Carl Richard (Lafayette) will be the featured speakers. The conference begins in the morning on Saturday April 4th and ends Sunday afternoon the 5th. Participants are expected to attend all of the scheduled sessions.
This conference is fully funded. Participants will be provided with single room accommodations at the Lowell Center and be reimbursed for meals and travel expenses.
All secondary school teachers are eligible to apply, but space is limited to 12 participants. Applications must be received by 20 March 2020.
Applications can be submitted by clicking on the “Apply” link at the bottom of this page. Space is limited to 12 teachers. Applications are due by 20 March 2020. Applicants will be enrolled on a first come, first serve basis.
Benefits to Participants
- This institute is offered at no cost to participants.
- Accommodations will be in the Lowell Center, a UW conference hotel.
- Stipends will be given to cover the costs meals and travel to and from Madison.
- Each participant will receive a set of reference books and readings.
If you have any questions, please contact Tim Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org