American Political Tradition Fellowship

Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Charles Shober

A yearlong fellowship for civics, history, and government teachers. 

The American Political Tradition Fellowship is the Jack Miller Center’s yearlong professional development fellowship for middle and high school social studies educators. The Fellowship consists of a weeklong in-person institute in the summer and monthly virtual meetings during the following academic year.

This July, the APT Fellowship will kick off with a summer institute at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The institute will feature five leading scholars from the JMC network and include sessions on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Lincoln and the Civil War, civil discourse, and America in the world.

Following the in-person institute, participants will continue meeting with these scholars at six virtual sessions throughout the 2024-25 academic year.

In addition to in-depth discussions of primary texts, teachers will develop lesson plans and curricular materials for the classroom.

Most expenses related to attending the institute will be paid for by the Jack Miller Center, including travel, lodging, and most meals. Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend.

If you have any questions about this program, contact Lauren Altobelli at 

See the agenda from last year for an idea of the 2024 program.


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American Political Tradition Fellowship:

Summer Institute 2024

Monday, July 8: Civic Virtue and the Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, July 9: Principles of the Constitution

Wednesday, July 10: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

Thursday, July 11: Civil Discourse

Friday, July 12: America and the World


Session titles and scholar information will be updated as details are finalized.


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