INVITATION TO PRESENT: Congress in the Classroom 2003
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: February 1, 2003
The Dirksen Congressional Center, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization in Pekin, Illinois, invites proposals from scholars who would like to present at The Center's Congress in the Classroom 2003 program.
Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education program now in its eleventh year. It is sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center in cooperation with Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, and is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information on teaching about Congress.
Congress in the Classroom is a three-day workshop for 35 high school teachers and college faculty from throughout the country. Nearly 200 applied for last year's workshop. All of them teach American government, American history, civics, or a related subject.
The 2003 program theme will be "An Overview of Congress." Individual sessions will be offered on such topics as:
What Young People Leaving High School Should Know about Congress
What You Can Learn about Congress Members from Statistics
The President and Congress
How Does a Bill Become Law? Not the Way the Textbooks Say
How Does One Lead Congress?
The Media and Congress
Examples of what we seek for each session can be found at the site below.
The workshop will take place from July 28 through July 31, 2003, on the campus of Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. The Center will pay $200 for each presentation plus $100 per day for each day a presenter participates in the workshop. We also pay travel and lodging expenses.
If you are interested in presenting at the workshop, submit a proposal not to exceed two pages. The proposal should contain the following information:
a working title for the session
an abstract describing the topics you would cover and the format you would use
a description of the value to a classroom teacher of hearing your presentation
a brief biographical statement emphasizing the experience you have had (if any) in similar settings
Please submit your proposal via e-mail to Frank Mackaman via email.
The workshop is endorsed by the National Council for the Social Studies. For more information, visit our Web site: http://www.dirksencenter.org/progcongressinclassroom.htm
Frank H. Mackaman
The Dirksen Congressional Center
301 South 4th Street, Suite A
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: (309) 347-7113
Fax: (309) 347-6432
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