Summer Institute for Teachers

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9th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers

Designed especially for teachers of U.S. History, Government, Civics, and Law, the Federal Trials and Great Debates Summer Institute deepens participants’ knowledge of the federal judiciary and of the role the federal courts have played in key public controversies that have defined our constitutional and other legal rights.

Participants will work closely throughout the week-long Institute with leading historians, federal judges, and curriculum consultants, focusing on three landmark federal trials through curriculum developed by the Federal Judicial Center.

Cases to be studied include:

  • Pentagon Papers
  • Olmstead v. United States
  • Sedition Act Trials

Participation will be limited to 20 teachers. Travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be reimbursed to Institute participants according to U.S. government per diem rates. Applications must be postmarked by March 3, 2014.


We are now accepting applications for the 2014 Institute. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 3, 2014.

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Co-sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center

Looking for last year's agenda? Download it right here. 

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