Teachers to consider role of religion at American Founding
The McConnell Center's Civic Education Program will host a four-day professional development immersion conference to Boston. The conference, scheduled Feb. 25-28, is open to Kentucky social studies teachers.
This conference will examine the idea of religious liberty in the American Founding period using readings from The Sacred Rights of Conscience: Selected Readings on Religious Liberty and Church-State Relations in the American Founding, co-edited by conference discussion leader Mark David Hall, PhD (George Fox University). Selected readings consider arguments made on behalf of personal conscience, church-state relations, religious tolerance and the relationship among public morality, religious observation and the efficacy of republican governance.
The conference, co-sponsored by Liberty Fund, Inc., is limited to 15 Kentucky social studies teachers and administrators, grades K-12. Pre-reading is required.
Conference participation includes:
- Transportation to Boston, Mass.
- Double-room hotel accommodations
- All meals during the conference
- Conference readings & other educational resources
- Transportation & admission fees associated with group travel during the conference
- 15 hours of professional development credit
- Opportunities for substitute teacher reimbursement
- Network with Ky. social studies teachers
- Direct inquires to Benjamin Gies, graduate assistant for the McConnell Center’s Civic Education Program (phone: 502-852-3947).