Fall Two-Day Programs: Liberty and Executive Power
Join the Bill of Rights Institute for brand new fall programming! This fall we are launching weekend-long programs around the country for social studies teachers who teach in grades 7-12. This season, our program topic will be Liberty and Executive Power. The goal of the readings and discussions will be to understand the nature of the debate surrounding the Framers’ attempt to define the scope of executive power along with modern implications of their decisions.
- Sessions will begin promptly at 1:00PM on Saturday and end at 12:30PM on Sunday.
- Sessions will be dialogue based and moderated by a constitutional scholar. They will rely heavily on participants to drive the conversation.
- The Institute will provide lodging (upon request) along with Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast during the program.
- A $200 stipend will be given to participants who participate in all meals and sessions
- Participants will be on their own to cover additional travel-related costs.
- Participants will receive a certificate for 7.5 contact hours at the conclusion of the program.
As all program topics will be the same, participants will be selected for only one program per season. Specific locations for each colloquium will be provided to accepted individuals.
1:00-1:30 – Introduction and Orientation
1:30-3:00 – Session 1
3:00-3:15 – Break
3:15-4:45 – Session 2
4:45-5:00 – Break
5:00-6:30 – Session 3
6:30-8:30 – Reception and Dinner
8:00-9:00- Breakfast Available
9:00-10:30 – Session 4
10:30-10:45 – Break
10:45-12:30 – Closing Session/Debrief
12:30 – Departures
Tampa, FL – September 23-24, 2018
Indianapolis, IN – October 13-14, 2018
Flagstaff, AZ – October 20-21, 2018
Charlotte, NC – November 10-11, 2018
Participants will be provided with approximately 250 pages of primary source reading in advance of the program and then come together to dialogue with the ideas in the words Alexander Hamilton and James Madison and Supreme Court justices. In addition to the primary source readings, educators attending this program will be asked to workshop and evaluate Bill of Rights Institute resources and provide feedback for new lessons for our Presidents and the Constitution curriculum.
This is an application-based program and we are interested in a diverse set of educators, with experience in a variety of courses, levels, and environments.
Teachers that attend this colloquium will gain an increased level of comfort using primary sources in their classrooms as well as a greater understanding of the texts.
Application Period: June 1-August 10, 2018. Acceptances will be made by August 17th, 2018.