Apply for Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute

The Library of Congress is accepting applications for its weeklong summer institutes for K-12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in D.C., this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on Read More ⟶

Gilder Lehrman Announces New Student Contest

The Gilder Lehrman Institute announces a new contest, 50 States, 1 Nation, for fourth and fifth graders for the 2019–2020 school year. (Students in grade 6 are also eligible to enter if they are currently enrolled in an elementary or K–8 school, and they are studying U.S. history.) The goal is to help expand students’ Read More ⟶

Enter the We the Students Essay Contest

For 2019-2020, the Bill of Rights Institute’s We the Students Essay prompt is “What does civil discourse mean to you?” Civil discourse is a concept that goes beyond a simple dictionary definition, and understanding it involves a combination of personal experience and ‘big ideas.’ Perhaps it is something you recognize from an occurrence in your Read More ⟶

Apply for Summer Institute on the Immigrant Experience

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, in partnership with the Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh and the National Museum of American Jewish History is offering a one-week summer institute from June 21 to 26, 2020. “Becoming U.S.: The Immigrant Experience through Primary Sources” focuses on the broad themes of immigration and its complexities throughout American history, placing lessons about the past within historical and contemporary contexts. The deadline is March 1, 2020. Learn more about the institute and apply here. Read More ⟶

Apply Now for the ABA’s 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. The application deadline is March 2, 2020. Learn more and apply here. Read More ⟶

Street Law’s Supreme Court Summer Institute

Since 1995, over 1,400 social studies educators from across the country have come together in Washington, D.C., for the Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers, a six-day teacher professional development program focused on improving teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society. The Institute includes sessions led by Supreme Court experts, journalists, authors, and attorneys, who give social studies educators an in-depth understanding of how the Court chooses and decides cases and what it is like to argue before the Court. The Institute covers six recent cases. This exciting opportunity culminates with a visit to the Supreme Court building to hear decisions handed down and attend a private reception. Read More ⟶