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Teachers of Government 2005

Teachers of Government 2005
July 11 - 22, 2005

Ten high school and middle school teachers of government from South Carolina and Pennsylvania arrived at Furman University on July 11, 2005  to participate in the Fifth 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 and the Smithsonian American History Museum 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 Museum of the American Indian, the Library of Congress and C-Span, among other organizations, to learn how to effectively use their resources in the classroom.

The 2005 Teachers of Government participants were:

Ted Brinkley, North Charleston High School – Charleston, South Carolina
Russ Diesinger, Reading High School – Reading, Pennsylvania
Jamie Fumo, West Brunswick High School – Shallotte, North Carolina
Rebecca Goodwin, Colleton County High School – Walterboro, South Carolina
Cristi Kemp, York Comprehensive High School – York, South Carolina
Tami Miller, Riverside Middle School – Greer, South Carolina
Dean Roesner, Saluda High School – Saluda, South Carolina
Steve Smith, Silver Bluff High School – Aiken, South Carolina
Jennifer Steadman, Northwood Middle School – Taylors, South Carolina
Ray Steadman, Hillcrest High School – Simpsonville, South Carolina