Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

Programs for Teachers

Liberty Fund Co-Sponsored Seminars

What better way to learn about American history is there than by reading the primary sources, and discussing them with talented colleagues? What better place to learn about American history than in the places it was made?

During the 2014-2015 academic year, the Ashbrook Center is proud to join our partner organization, Liberty Fund, in offering a series of six colloquia for teachers of American history or government.

Each seminar begins on Friday afternoon and concludes on Sunday afternoon. Those selected to attend (application is limited to classroom teachers) will be asked to read a set of primary source documents (about 250 pages), and to engage in formal and informal conversation with up to 20 colleagues over the course of the weekend. Selected participants will be offered a participation stipend of $425 to cover the cost of travel, and will have their food and lodging costs covered.

Participants will receive a letter documenting their participation in 12 hours of professional development.

The application period for the seminars is closed.

Liberty and the Constitution: The Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention
October 10-12, 2014, Philadelphia, PA
Discussion Leader: Dr. Jeremy Bailey (University of Houston)

Presidents and the Constitution: John Adams
October 31-November 2, 2014, Quincy, MA
Discussion Leader: Dr. Mark Hall (George Fox University)

Liberty and the Declaration of Independence
November 21-23, 2014, Charlottesville, VA
Discussion Leader: Dr. Kenneth Grasso (Texas State University, San Marcos)

Presidents and the Constitution: Abraham Lincoln
December 5-7, 2014, Springfield, IL
Discussion Leader: Dr. Lucas Morel (Washington and Lee University)

Slavery and the Constitutional Republic
March 6-8, 2015, Williamsburg, VA
Discussion Leader: Dr. Gordon Lloyd (Pepperdine University)

Presidents and the Constitution: Thomas Jefferson
March 27-29, 2015, Charlottesville, VA
Discussion Leader: Dr. Todd Estes (Oakland University)