An Advanced Educational Program for Teachers
The Bill of Rights Institute is pleased to announce the launch of our 2011 Washington D.C.-based program for teachers. This professional development program provides selected teachers with scholarly lectures, discussions, and tours of historic sites of the Founding in the Washington, D.C. area, and is intended to deepen participants' understanding and appreciation of the American Founding.
Lodging and most meals will be covered by the Institute, and participants will be reimbursed for travel costs.
Participants: Updated Program information is available here
During the course of the program, participants will be asked to consider and discuss various questions regarding the Founding. Such questions may include:
- How did the Founders define liberty?
- Why did the Founders create a republic and not a democracy? Does it matter?
- Who was the greatest Founder and why?
- What is the significance of personal and societal virtue?
Founders Fellows complete a rigorous 4-week series of readings and online discussion, followed by a 5–day onsite program in Washington, D.C. Program participants then continue their professional development with the Institute through a variety of activities throughout the following school year and beyond.
For questions please contact Michelle Griffes at events@BillofRightsInstitute.org or 703-894-1776, ext 15