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Deadline: Congress in the Classroom 2004

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    For Release: CONTACT: Frank H. Mackaman The Dirksen Congressional Center 2815 Broadway Pekin, IL 61554 mailto:fmackaman@dirksencenter.org Phone: (309) 347-7113
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 18, 2004
      For Release:

      Frank H. Mackaman
      The Dirksen Congressional Center
      2815 Broadway
      Pekin, IL 61554
      Phone: (309) 347-7113
      Fax: (309) 347-6432

      *** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Congress in the Classroom 2004 ***

      DEADLINE: March 15, 2004

      Congress in the Classroom is a national, award-winning education
      program now in its twelfth year. It is sponsored by The Dirksen
      Congressional Center located in Pekin, Illinois, in cooperation with
      Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, and is dedicated to the
      exchange of ideas and information on teaching about Congress.

      Congress in the Classroom is designed for secondary school teachers
      who teach U.S. history, American government civics, political
      science, social studies, or related subjects. Between 30 and 35
      teachers from throughout the country are selected each year to take
      part in the program. The 2004 program will be limited to high school

      The 2004 program theme will be "Election 2004."

      Participants will gain experience with The Center's educational Web
      site, CongressLink - http://www.congresslink.org - which features
      online access to lesson plans, student activities, historical
      materials, related Web sites, and subject matter experts. 
      Throughout the program, participants will work with national experts
      as well as colleagues from across the nation. This combination of
      first-hand knowledge and peer-to-peer interaction will present new
      ideas, materials, and a professionally enriching experience.

      The workshop will take place from Monday, August 2 through Thursday,
      August 5, 2004, on the campus of Bradley University, Peoria,
      Illinois. Congress in the Classroom is free to participants.
      Participants are responsible for (1) a non-refundable $100
      registration fee and (2) transportation to and from Peoria,
      Illinois. Many school districts will pay all or a portion of these
      costs. Participants also have the option of purchasing one hour of
      graduate credit from Bradley University. We expect the per hour
      charge for graduate credit to be from $435 - $450.

      Those teachers who are not selected for the program will have an
      opportunity to register for the Web-based Congress in the Classroom
      course – http://www.congressclass.org

      The deadline for applications is March 15, 2004. Enrollment is
      competitive and limited to thirty-five. Selection will be determined
      by The Center. Individuals will be notified of their acceptance
      status by April 1, 2004.

      Take a look at The Dirksen Center Web site -
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/progcongressinclassroom.htm -- to see
      what participants say about the program.

      If you are interested in registering for the Congress in the
      Classroom 2004 workshop, you can complete an online registration
      form found at:
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