The Ashbrook Center and Liberty Fund are proud to continue their series of weekend colloquia for social studies teachers. These weekend seminars allow teachers of American history and government to explore the themes of liberty and responsibility throughout America’s history and constitutional tradition.
Participating teachers will read a series of primary source documents, travel to a relevant historic site, and engage in conversation with a select group of colleagues over the course of a weekend. These conversations are open-ended – teachers are not expected to reach a set conclusion about the material, are not required to take an assessment, and are not asked to complete a lesson plan. Participating teachers are only expected to engage fully in conversation.
Teachers selected to participate will have the cost of lodging, meals, and materials for the weekend’s colloquia covered through the generosity of Liberty Fund. In addition, participants will receive a stipend of $425 (contingent on full attendance at program activities) to defray the cost of travel to and from the program site.
Participation is based on a competitive application process. The application period for our 2014-2015 seminars is open until August 29. A complete schedule and descriptions of the 2014-2015 slate of programs, may be found at the link below.
To apply for the 2014-15 series of programs, click here.