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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Seventh Annual Summer Institute on the American Founding Period
Sunday–Thursday, 8–12 July 2018
This five-day institute is designed for secondary level teachers. The institute features an immersion in the issues, individuals, and primary sources of the Founding Period. Covering the American Revolution through the ratification of the Constitution in the late 1780s, participants will hear from scholars, be involved in discussion groups, and have sessions with pedagogical experts. Dr. John P. Kaminski (UW–Madison) and Dr. Stuart Leibiger (LaSalle University) will be the featured scholars. Instead of having traditional lectures, our scholars will jointly present each day in a forum format providing considerable opportunities for dialog. We have structured the institute with a rigorous reading schedule and daily analytical discussion sessions that focus on primary source materials. The institute begins with a reception and dinner on Sunday, 8 July, and ends on Thursday afternoon, 12 July. Participants are expected to attend all scheduled sessions.
All secondary school teachers are eligible to apply. Applications must be received by 30 May. If you have any questions, please contact Tim Moore at email@example.com or (608) 263-1818.
CSAC is able to offer this conference at no cost to the attendees.
CSAC is delighted to provide for attendees:
- $100 in reference books related to the conference topic
- $100 for travel expenses
- Room and board for the duration of the conference
- The opportunity to network with other teachers and scholars