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Teachers of Government 2004

Teachers of Government 2004
July 12 - 23, 2004

Nine high school and middle school teachers of government from South Carolina arrived at Furman University on July 12, 2004  to participate in the Fourth 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.”   For the Schedule of Activities, click here

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 2004 Teachers of Government participants were:

Dodie Ballard, Clover High School, Clover, SC
Stan Dawgert, Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach, SC
Bonny Duncan, Berea High School, Greenville, SC
Downing Hudson, Georgetown Middle School, Georgetown, SC
Robert Hutchins, Bookland-Cayce High School, Cayce, SC
Brian Myers, Central High School, Pageland, SC
Mark Shelly, Chapin High School, Chapin, SC
Christa Stevens, Carver Junior High School, Spartanburg, SC
Jerry Willard, Wando High School, Mt. Pleasant, SC