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, religion, race, and America in the world.
Following the in-person program, participants will continue meeting with these scholars at six virtual sessions throughout the 2022-23 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Political Tradition
Monday, June 27: Natural Rights and the Declaration of Independence
Tuesday, June 28: Principles of the Constitution
Wednesday, June 29: Religion in the Public Square
Thursday, June 30: Race, Slavery, and the Constitution
Friday, July 1: America and the World
Scholars and session titles 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.
The reading packet is available here.
Meet the Scholars
Associate Professor of Political Science
Louisiana Tech University
His research interests include political philosophy and theory, classical and modern republicanism, and the history of the concept of natural rights.
Professor and Chair, Political Science
The City College of New York
His scholarship focuses on American political parties, elections, labor unions, state government, and public policy.
Associate Professor and Chair, Politics
Ave Maria University
His scholarship focuses on religion in American politics, American government and political thought, political parties, and media and politics.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
Washington and Lee University
Her academic interests include the political thought of James Madison, the American Founding, American slavery, and ancient political philosophy.
Vincent de Paul Professor of Law
DePaul College of Law
After a long career in public service, he now teaches courses on international law, U.S. foreign relations, terrorism, international trade, and Latin America.