8th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers
Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History
Sunday June 23 – Friday June 28, 2013 – Washington, D.C.
Designed especially for teachers of U.S. History, Government, Civics, or Law, the Federal Trials and Great Debates Summer Institute will deepen 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:
- The Trial of Susan B. Anthony
- Prohibition and the Fourth Amendment
- The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
Participation will be limited to 20 teachers. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2013. Travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be reimbursed to Institute participants according to U.S. government per diem rates.