2014 Founders Fellowship:

Civil Liberty, Commerce, and the Constitution - July 14-18, 2014 - Washington, D.C.

Join the Bill of Rights Institute for five days of enriching professional development in the Washington, D.C. area. This program will deepen your understanding of the Founding era, and it will focus on the intersections of civil and economic liberty. Attendees will gain teaching strategies that will help them engage their students with economic concepts, the Founding documents, and Supreme Court cases.

Eligibility: Social Studies teachers of grades 7-12.

Program Overview: read the complete program description here

Program Details:

  • The program begins with required pre-conference readings which will be sent to participants in May.
  • Lodging, transportation during the program, and most meals will be covered by the Institute.
  • Lodging and most all program sessions will take place at a hotel in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • Participants will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the D.C. area, but will receive a $400 travel stipend at the conclusion of the program.
  • An additional $100 will be available upon completion of all post-program activities. *Required activities include a completed lesson plan, and the administration of two in-class, student quizzes.
  • Participating teachers will receive a certificate for 30 seat hours.

Application Period and Process

  • The application period will run from November 1, 2013-March 31, 2014.
  • Acceptances will be made by mid-April.