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Teachers of Government 2007

Teachers of Government 2007
July 9 - 20, 2007

Nine high school and middle school teachers of government from South Carolina arrived at Furman University on July 19, 2008 to participate in the Seventh 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 first week was spent on the Furman campus; for the week's Schedule of Activities, click here.  

The group flew to Washington, D.C. to see government in action.  From private tours of the Library of Congress and the National Archives 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 Newseum and C-Span, among other organizations, to learn how to effectively use their resources in the classroom. The second week was spent in Washington, D.C.; for the Washington, D.C. Schedule of Activities, click here.  

The 2007 Teachers of Government participants were: 

Penelope Boswell, Woodmont Middle School - Piedmont, SC 
Audra Brown, Easley High School - Easley, SC 
Joseph Cashman, James Island Charter High School - Charleston, SC 
Prakash Elston, Greenwood High School - Greenwood, SC 
Mike Griffin, Pelion High School - Pelion, SC 
Jennifer Jordon, Columbia High School - Columbia, SC 
Lori Larson, Riverside High School - Greer, SC 
Misty LeClerc, Wando High School - Mt. Pleasant, SC 
Kati Linn, Riverside Middle School - Greer, SC