James Madison Legacy Project Summer Institute for Nebraska Middle and Senior High School Teachers
Focused on We the People:  The Citizen and the Constitution Curriculum
June 4 - June 7, 2018
University of Nebraska School of Law - Lincoln

What Is the We the People Program?
A Curriculum Created by the Center for Civic Education

This curriculum helps students understand the history of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and fosters civic competence and responsibility among students in public and private schools.   It prepares teachers to meet the Nebraska State Social Studies Standards for civics, government, and American History.

What Is the James Madison Legacy Project (JMLP) Institute?

The James Madison Legacy Project is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education under a S.E.E.D. grant given to the Center for Civic Education with the Nebraska State Bar Foundation as a sub-grantee.
What Will Institute Participants Receive?

These items are included with participation :
  • Training with Constitutional scholars and Nebraska teacher/mentors - 32 hours this summer and a day-long follow-up seminar in the fall of 2018
  • A box of 30 We the People textbooks, plus the teacher's edition and a senior high e-book
  • A $300 stipend to be paid upon completion of the Summer Institute
  • Meals, snacks, and overnight accommodations at no cost to the participant
  • Participation in an online professional learning community with support by a Nebraska mentor teacher
Participants will be expected:
  • To attend all sessions of the Institute including scholar presentations, pedagogy and mock hearing preparation.
  • To have fun and learn exciting pedagogical techniques to energize their teaching and their students' learning of the Constitution.
  • To consider use of the We the People curriculum and the mock legislative hearing in their classrooms.
  • To interact with other teachers, scholars, and mentors to enrich their teaching and learning experience.
Summer Institute Participants Ready for Mock Congressional Hearing

How May I Apply to Participate in the Institute?
Application Deadline is May 15!

Please complete the attached application and mail, fax, or email to:

Pam Hastings Carrier
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
635 S. 14th Street
PO Box 95103
Lincoln, NE 68509

Fax:  402-475-7106
Where May I Find More Information?
Contact the Nebraska WTP Coordinator

Pam Hastings Carrier
402-430-5117 (cell)

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