Camelot at 50
Jun 26, 2011 12:00 AM
Jul 01, 2011 12:00 AM
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This professional development conference will consider the legacy of John F. Kennedy's presidency 50 years after he assumed office.
Twenty Kentucky K-12 teachers and administrators will address topics including:
- JFK's Roots: The Kennedy and Fitzgerald Families' Political Dynasty
- JFK's Career: The Road to the White House
- JFK on the Internet: Using Miller Center Resources
- JFK's Foreign Policy
- JFK on Tape: Eavesdropping on History
- JFK in Context: Understanding 20th Century Presidents in the 21st Century
- JFK and the Supreme Court
- Clotheshorse or Cold Warrior? Jacqueline Kennedy as First Lady
This complimentary conference includes airfare, lodging, meals, admission fees and teacher resources. Site visits to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Arlington National Cemetery and Monticello are planned.
Professors and Presenters
- Barbara A. Perry, PhD, a non-resident fellow at the McConnell Center and a senior fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, is the Institute Director.
- Henry J. Abraham, PhD, James Hart Professor of Government, Emeritus, University of Virginia
- Sheila Blackford, Library Specialist and Managing Editor of American President: An Online Reference Resource
- Marc Selverstone, PhD, Assistant Director for Presidential Studies, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia
About the McConnell Center's Civic Education Program
The McConnell Center began civic education projects to help Kentuckians address the national problem of declining classroom emphasis on American history and civic education, abysmal student knowledge of the American Constitution and political processes and a growing detachment of young people from the political process.
The Civic Education Program is a nonprofit, nonpartisan series established to improve Kentucky's understanding of its own history; assist Kentucky citizens in developing a better understanding of the American Constitution and American history; and encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary politics.