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 Origins and Development of the American Judiciary
University of Wisconsin-Madison
July 8-12, 2019
This five-day event is available at no cost to participants and designed for secondary level teachers. The institute features an immersion in the issues, individuals, Supreme Court decisions, and primary source materials that explore the role of the Judiciary in American History. Topics covered are the origins of the independent judiciary, the Marshall and Taney Courts, and the role of the 14th amendment in the Civil Rights movement. We will feature presentations from scholars, daily discussions of primary source materials, as well as opportunities each day to explore pedagogical approaches in the classroom. Professors John P. Kaminski (UW-Madison), Richard Bernstein (City College of New York), Peter Myers (UW-Eau Claire), and Chris Cavanaugh (CSAC Mentor-Teacher) will be the featured scholars. The institute begins with a reception and dinner on Monday July 8th and ends on Friday afternoon the 12th of July. Participants are expected to attend all of the scheduled sessions.
This conference is fully funded. Participants will be provided with accommodations at the Lowell Center and meals at the University Club.
All secondary school teachers are eligible to apply, but space is limited to 25 participants. Applications must be received by 10 June 2019.
Applications can be submitted by either down loading and mailing it to us at CSAC or they may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must complete the entire application to be considered. Space is limited to 25 teachers. Applications are due by 12 June 2019. Accepted applicants will be notified by June 14, 2019. Each accepted participant will be required to submit a $50 check after being accepted. This reserves a spot in the institute. The check will be refunded to those who attend the institute. If accepted participants cancel after 25 June 2018, their checks will not be refunded.
Benefits to Participants
- This institute is offered at no cost to participants.
- Accommodations will be in the Lowell Center, a UW conference hotel.
- Meals will be at the University Club Dining Facility.
- Stipends will be given to cover the costs of travel to and from Madison.
- Each participant will receive an extensive set of reference books and readings.
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