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 Relationship between the Executive and Legislative Branches in American History
University of Wisconsin-Madison
November 17-18, 2019
This two-day event is available at no cost to participants and is designed for secondary level teachers. The conference features an exploration of the issues, individuals, Supreme Court decisions, and primary source materials that reveal the relationship between the executive and legislative branches of government. Topics covered are the origins and evolution of the often contentious relationship between these co-equal branches. 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 Leffler (UW-Madison), and David Gray Adler (Idaho School of Law), will be the featured scholars. The conference begins in the morning on Sunday November 17th and ends Monday afternoon the 18th. 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 20 participants. Applications must be received by 25 October 2019.
Applications can be submitted by clicking on the “Apply” link at the bottom of this page. Space is limited to 20 teachers. Applications are due by 25 October 2019. Applicants will be enrolled on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment ends November 1, 2019.
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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