Apply Now! Bill of Rights Summer Institutes

Are you looking for inspiring professional development opportunities for next summer? Would you like to spend a week in Washington, D.C., learning from scholars and fellow teachers about how to make civics and history even more engaging for students?

Look no further than our Founders Fellowship programs!

We’re hosting two different week-long seminars this summer in our nation’s capital, focused on deep discussion with teachers, learning from scholars, and exploring national monuments.

You don’t want to miss these!

The seminars will focus on specific topics from American history. The first, which will take place July 9-13, 2018, will address Manifest Destiny and Western Expansion, and will be mostly dialogue-based. The second, which will take place July 23-27, 2018, will focus on Presidential Powers: Historical Turning Points and will be lecture- and lesson-based.

The application process for both Founders Fellowship programs is open to 7th-12th grade social studies teachers. We encourage you to apply here as soon as possible as the application is highly competitive and we have limited spots available.

We hope to see you this summer!

Laura Vlk
Manager, Programs & Events
Bill of Rights Institute

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