We the People Summer Seminar for Educators from Virginia and Washington, DC

LECTURES & DISCUSSIONS
Teachers will focus on Units 1 and 2 in the We the People textbook, exploring the questions: What are the philosophical and historical foundations of the American political system? and How did the framers create the Constitution?

ACCOMMODATIONS & MEALS
Participants will enjoy free housing in the Constitutional Village at James Madison’s Montpelier, as well as free meals catered on-site.

RESOURCES
Each participant will receive a classroom set of We the People textbooks (30 student books, one teacher’s edition) and a selection of readings on the Constitution. 

SIMULATED CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
Teachers will participate in a simulated congressional hearing on the final afternoon of the seminar. The simulated congressional hearing is a performance-based assessment tool built into the We the Peoplecurriculum. The format provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of constitutional principles while providing teachers with an authentic means of assessing knowledge.

SPECIAL TOURS OF MONTPELIER
Participants will go on educational tours with Montpelier’s professional staff that support the topics of the seminar, exploring James and Dolley Madison’s 2,700-acre estate in central Virginia.

LESSON DEMONSTRATIONS
Master teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels will demonstrate lessons from the We the People curriculum and serve as mentors to assist and advise participants.

RECERTIFICATION CREDITS
Participants will receive a letter to share with school districts documenting the seminar’s contact hours (approximately 30) for professional development from your local school system. 

Status: Closed

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