The University of Texas at Austin - Civitas Institute

Summer Institute for High School Teachers

A Three Day Symposium on the American Tradition

Jun 17
Jun 19
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Littlefield Home (302 W. 24th St.) RSVP

This summer, the School of Civic Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with the Jack Miller Center, will host a three-day symposium (June 17-19) on the American Political Tradition, for middle and high school history and civics teachers.

Participants will have the opportunity to read, interpret, and discuss primary sources that center on the American founding, the Civil War, and the problems and prospects of democratic culture.

Justin Dyer of UT Austin will lead seminars on the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers.

David Upham of the University of Dallas will lead seminars on Lincoln.

Antonio Sosa of UT Austin will lead seminars on Tocqueville.

Participants will receive a $200 stipend and a certificate of completion after the conclusion of the symposium.

The program does not cover overnight accommodations or travel costs, but educators who receive professional development funds from their respective schools are welcome to use these to pay for travel and lodging in Austin.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking vouchers will also be provided.

Please address inquiries to:

Antonio Sosa
Associate Director
Civitas Institute
University of Texas at Austin

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