Teaching Civics in Uncivil Times

Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Charles Shober

A three-day institute at Florida Atlantic University for social studies teachers.

The Jack Miller Center is working with professors at Florida Atlantic University to offer a summer professional development program for middle and high school social studies teachers. The institute, Teaching Civics in Uncivil Times, will take a close look at key primary documents from the Founding to the Civil War and secondary sources like Hamilton: An American Musical.

In addition to scholar-led discussions, each day will include a classroom application session focused on engaging students with primary sources and strategies for teaching controversial topics in class.

The institute is entirely cost-free for teachers. Each day will run from 8:30 – 4:00. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. All participants will receive a $300 stipend and a Certificate of Completion.

If you have any questions about this program, contact Benjamin Boyce at bboyce@gojmc.org.


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Teaching Civics in Uncivil Times


Tuesday, June 20: Hamilton and Popular Culture

with Senior Instructor Kristin Shockley

Wednesday, June 21: The Founders and the Constitution

with Professor Kevin Wagner

Thursday, June 22: Slavery and the Civil War

with Professor Stephen Engle



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