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Teachers of Government 2003

Teachers of Government 2003
July 17 - 27, 2003

Thirteen high school school teachers of government from South Carolina arrived at Furman University on July 17, 2003  to participate in the Third Annual Summer Institute for Teachers of Government sponsored by the Riley Institute at Furman.  The purpose of the program is to provide teachers with the opportunity to expand their knowledge, improve their teaching and network with one another.  The program is free of charge and participants are selected through a competitive application process.

The program spans two weeks.  The first week was spent on the Furman campus where participants attended seminars given by Furman political science professors on subjects ranging from “Slavery and the Foundations of American Government” to “Women and Politics” to “American Foreign Policy.”  

The group flew to Washington, D.C. the second week to see government in action.  From private tours of the Supreme Court to meeting with members of South Carolina’s Congressional delegation, participants got a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the country’s political system.  They also had the opportunity to meet with education specialists at the Library of Congress and C-Span, among other organizations, to learn how to effectively use their resources in the classroom.

The 2003 Teachers of Government participants were:

Elisabeth Allen, Southside High School, Greenville, SC
Bobby Black, Mauldin High School, Greenville, SC
Frank Clark, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jill Faile, Lancaster High School, Lancaster, SC
Kasey Feagin, Lake City High School, Lake City, SC
Edwin Griffin, Ridge View High School, Columbia, SC
Cheryl Hall, Lake City High School, Lake City, SC
Mary Isenburg, West Oak High School, Westminster, SC
Michael Noel, Woodmont High School, Piedmont, SC
Danielle Paschal, Woodmont High School, Piedmont, SC
Marshall Swindall, West Ashley High School, Charleston, SC
Mary Sulton, Eau Claire High School, Columbia, SC
Laura Williams, James Island High School, Charleston, SC