Teacher Institute:
The American Political Tradition

Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Charles Shober

A yearlong professional development program for middle and high school educators. 

This June, the Jack Miller Center will begin a yearlong program for a select group of teachers on the American Political Tradition. The summer sessions will take place at Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida. The institute will feature five leading scholars from the JMC network and include sessions on natural rights, the Constitution, race, Tocqueville, and America in the world.

Following the in-person program, participants will continue meeting with these scholars at six virtual sessions throughout the 2023-24 academic year. In addition to in-depth discussions of primary texts, teachers will develop lesson plans and curricular materials for the classroom.

The institute is entirely cost-free for teachers.        All meals and on-campus lodging will be provided. Participants will receive a $1,000 stipend.

If you have any questions about this program, contact Lauren Altobelli at laltobelli@gojmc.org. 

See the agenda from last year for an idea of the 2023 program.

Apply Here


The American Political Tradition

Monday, June 26: Natural Rights and the Declaration of Independence

Tuesday, June 27: Principles of the Constitution

Wednesday, June 28: Race, Slavery, and the Constitution

Thursday, June 29: Tocqueville’s Democracy in America

Friday, June 30: America and the World


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

Virtual sessions will be held once a month on Saturday mornings in September, October, November, January, February, and April.


Facebook iconTwitter iconFollow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about lectures, publications, podcasts, and events related to American political thought, United States history, and the Western tradition!