Monday, 2 September 2013

Religion and the Making of American Citizens: Past, Present, and Future

Below is the official announcement for our mid-November weekend institute for teachers.

Dear Area Teachers,

I am pleased to announce that the UTC Center for Reflective Citizenship will host its second teacher institute of 2013, "Religion and the Making of American Citizens: Past, Present, and Future,” on the UTC campus beginning in late afternoon Friday November 15 and concluding in mid-afternoon Saturday November 16.  Middle and high school social studies and literature teachers are particularly encouraged to apply but we will accept competitive applications from teachers in other subject areas and levels as well.  The first 25 accepted teachers will receive stipends of $250.00 upon successful completion of the institute. 

Anyone who is interested in applying should contact Donna Adams immediately at:
Please mail, email, or fax  this application to: Donna Adams,  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, , 615  McCallie Ave., 445 B  EMCS #6256, Chattanooga, TN, 37403;; or Fax:  423-425-5393.  Donna’s phone no. is 423-425-5206.
We are taking applications until Thursday September 26 but strong applicants will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis so interested teachers are advised to act promptly.
Please see the complete schedule below.  We look forward to working with you and a complete schedule is included below.

Lucien Ellington and Jonathan Yeager
Institute Co-Directors
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Religion and the Making of American Citizens: Past, Present, and Future
November 15-16, 2013
An Institute for Teachers
Center for Reflective Citizenship
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Friday, November 15
4:45pm-5:00pm Jonathan Yeager and Lucien Ellington, Welcome and announcements
5:00pm-6:30pm: Tracy Mckenzie (Wheaton College): "The Place of Religion in American Education"


Dinner and Keynote: 6:45pm-8:45pm:
Daniel Dreisbach (American University): "The Role of the Bible in the Political Culture of the Founders"
Saturday, November 16

8:30am-9:45am: John Fea (Messiah College): "The Faiths of the Founding Fathers"
10:00am-11:15am: Donald Clark (Trinity University): "The Impact of 19th and 20th Century Protestant Missionaries in East Asia"
11:30am-1:00 pm: Lunch and Keynote: Wilfred McClay (University of Oklahoma): "How and Why and What We Should Teach Our Students About Religion in the 21st Century"
1:10 pm-2:25 pm: Molly Worthen (UNC-Chapel Hill): "Women and Religion in American History"

2:30 pm-3:45 pm:
Michael Cromartie (Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington D.C.): "Red God and Blue God: The Shifting Contours of American Religion and American Politics"

3:45-4:00 pm: Evaluations and Conclusion

No comments: