|The Institute envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is a society in which:
· Students engage with and champion these rights for themselves and others.
· Teachers educate students to seek knowledge and tackle challenges with these rights in mind.
· Parents empower their children to apply these rights in their own lives through interaction, example, and dialogue.
· An education in the principles of the American founding is an education in self-government and everything we produce has self-governance as the core lesson. Every aspect of classroom lessons and culture teach values that either align with or do not align with supporting an education for self-governance.
By completing this course, you will be able to independently create lessons and develop a classroom culture that supports education for self-governance.
|In this course…|
|This course provides a content driven, yet thematic perspective into the 20th century. It uses case studies to explore a specific historical reasoning skill and constitutional principle(s). Each guiding question and case study will allow you to draw connections between events and topics throughout the curriculum and history.|
|Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of each module of this course, you will be able to:
|· Analyze lessons and materials for the historical reasoning skills and constitutional principles represented.
· Evaluate your own efficacy in supporting the development of historical reasoning skills.
· Evaluate your own efficacy in supporting education for self-governance.
· Develop lessons that support historical reasoning and thinking skills.
· Develop lessons that support education for self-governance.