Advanced Civics for U.S. History Teachers: Professional Development Models Focusing On The Founding Documents
A resurgence of interest in civic virtue and a new emphasis on teaching civics in our schools is needed in our country. Teachers need opportunities beyond college to learn the intricacies of government and how to teach it. Pioneer Institute reached out to four professional development programs with nationally known reputations to learn more about their offerings. The Center for the Study of the Constitution, We the People, the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution and the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University all offer an in-depth review of content using primary source materials such as The Federalist Papers or the Bill of Rights. This report offers recommendations on assessment, funding, teacher recruitment and actions parents and teachers can take to raise awareness about the importance of U.S. History and Civics instruction.
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