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Teachers of Government 2008

Teachers of Government 2008
July 19 - 25, 2008

Ten high school and middle school teachers of government from South Carolina arrived at Furman University on July 19, 2008 to participate in the Eighth 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 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.  For the Schedule of Activities, click here.

The Teachers of Government Class of 2008 participants were: 

Kelli Akers, West Ashley High School, Charleston, SC
Barbara Bohnstadt, Hughes Academy, Greenville, SC
Karen Brown, Dreher High School, Columbia, SC
Kristine Cox, Blue Ridge High School, Greer, SC
Jeffrey Craft, Crescent High School, Iva, SC
Russ Merritt, North Augusta High School, North Augusta, SC
Elizabeth Pedrick, Greer Middle School, Greer, SC
Joanna Reese, Liberty Middle School, Liberty, SC
Carol Smith, Rollings Middle School of the Arts, Summerville, SC
Heather Wilkerson, Hanahan High School, Hanahan, SC