Kansas Colloquium | Race Relations in American Democratic History
June 8-10, 2018
Join the Bill of Rights Institute for a new program – A weekend-long Kansas Colloquium. Participants will be provided with approximately 200 pages of primary source reading in advance of the program and then come together to dialogue with the ideas in the words of seminal authors in American History, such as John Locke, Adam Smith, and John Adams. In addition to the primary source readings, educators attending this program will be asked to evaluate the resources and provide feedback for a curriculum in race relations to be published by the Bill of Rights Institute in late 2018. Sessions will begin at 6:30PM on Friday and last until 11:00AM on Sunday. All sessions will be moderated by a constitutional scholar and they will rely heavily on the participants to drive the conversation.
This is an application-based program and we will be looking for a diverse set of educators, with experience in a variety of courses, levels, and environments.
Teachers that attend this colloquium will gain an increased level of comfort using primary sources in their classrooms as well as a greater understanding of the texts. Participants will receive a certificate for 12 contact hours.
This program is application based and is best suited for high school U.S. History and Government teachers. Acceptance notifications will be made on a rolling basis.
Program Location: Hyatt Regency Wichita | 400 W. Waterman Street, Wichita, KS 67202. Click here for directions.
The Institute will cover lodging and all meals during the program for accepted individuals as well as provide a $75 travel stipend.
Questions? Please contact Laura Vlk at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-894-1776.
This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.