An American Primer: The Founding Documents - New York City, NY
February 16, 2012
The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day professional development seminar entitled An American Primer: The Founding Documents. This seminar is for Social Studies teachers, grades 8-12, and will be held in at the Fraunces Tavern Restaurant, located at 54 Pearl Street New York, NY. The seminar will take place in the Bissell Room .The seminar begins at 7:30 A.M. with registration and breakfast and concludes at 2:30 P.M. Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided. Register today – space is limited!
Fraunces Tavern Restaurant is located at 54 Pearl Street at the corner of Broad Street in Lower Manhattan:
54 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10004
For a map of the location, please click here.
Take the Subway: N/R to Whitehall St., 4/5 to Bowling Green, 1/9 to South Ferry, or J/M/Z to Broad Street. Buses: M1, M6, M15
Robert M.S. McDonald
Associate Professor of History
United States Military Academy
Dr. Robert M.S. McDonald is associate professor of history at the United States Military Academy. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Oxford University, he received his PhD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has published several articles and essays, and is editor of Thomas Jefferson’s Military Academy: Founding West Point (2004) and Light & Liberty: Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge (forthcoming). He is currently at work on an edited volume to be titled Sons of the Father: George Washington and His Protégés as well as a book to be titled Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Personality.
Associate Director of Professional Development
The Bill of Rights Institute
Philips is a National Board Certified Teacher who has spent 13 years teaching Civics, Economics, World History, Current Affairs, British History, and other social studies courses at several diverse high schools in Florida and North Carolina. He also chaired the debate teams and worked in several extra-curricular efforts to improve education.