I hope you’re as excited as I am to set aside the paint brushes, shovels, and sunscreen lotion for a few days to give your summer a jolt of Constitutional Connections! We’ve got an absolutely fabulous four days scheduled; here is the agenda summer-2008-constitutional-institute-agenda1 to pique your interest. In addition to the Constitutional Rights Foundation staff, whose contributions you’ve come to know and love over their previous visits, we’ve got two amazing guests: Diana Hess, the nation’s leading expert on dealing with controversial issues in the classroom, and Jack M. Beard, whose government experience provides an insider’s view of the role of the US Constitution in policy decisions.
In addition to the most important benefit of the program – the immediate positive impact to your classrooms – participants who attend the entire Institute will also receive:
· A snazzy Constitutional Connections shirt!
· 26 Clock Hours!
· A $150 stipend!
· Resources to improve your Constitutional Connections library!
There are two short readings attached to review before coming to Monday’s sessions. Diana Hess asks middle and high school teachers to read “The Censors”the-censors1; Keri Doggett asks elementary teachers to read “Can Controversial Topics Be Taught in the Early Grades?can-controversial-topics-be-taught-in-the-early-grades1” Homework: Enjoy!