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Deadline: May 1, 2004 - Civic Education Grants

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    For Release: CONTACT: Frank H. Mackaman The Dirksen Congressional Center 2815 Broadway Pekin, IL 61554 309.347.7113 309.347.6432 FAX
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 27, 2004
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      For Release:

      CONTACT:
      Frank H. Mackaman
      The Dirksen Congressional Center
      2815 Broadway
      Pekin, IL 61554
      309.347.7113
      309.347.6432 FAX
      mailto:fmackaman@...
      http://www.dirksencenter.org

      Robert H. Michel Civic Education Grants Announcement

      DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2004

      The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants
      totaling $35,000 in 2004 to help teachers, curriculum developers, and
      others improve the quality of civics instruction, with priority on
      the role of Congress in our federal government. Areas of interest
      include designing lesson plans, creating student activities, and
      applying instructional technology in the classroom.

      Teachers (6th through 12th grades), community and junior college
      faculty, and college and university faculty are eligible as are
      teacher-led student teams and individuals who develop curriculum.
      Priority will be given to the following disciplines: history,
      government, social studies, political science, and education.

      Institutions and organizations are eligible under certain conditions.
      Inter-institutional consortia and other groups of individual may
      apply, but grant funds may not be used to defray indirect costs or
      overhead expenses. The funds are intended solely to
      produce "deliverables" of use to classroom teachers.

      Preliminary proposals must be submitted by no later than May 1, 2004.
      IMPORTANT: Only proposals submitted via e-mail, either in the body of
      the message or as a MS Word attachment, will be accepted.

      Complete information about eligibility and application procedures,
      may be found at The Center's Web site --
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/grantmichelciviced.htm. The Center does
      not provide an application form. You may find it helpful to review
      the sample grant proposal at --
      http://www.dirksencenter.org/grantmichelcivicsample.htm. Frank
      Mackaman is the program officer: mailto:fmackaman@....

      The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M.
      Dirksen, is a private, non-partisan, nonprofit research and
      educational organization devoted to the study of Congress and its
      leaders. The Center created the Michel Civic Education Grants to fund
      practical classroom strategies to improve the quality of teaching and
      learning about civics, "with a particular emphasis on the role of
      Congress in the federal government." We believe that the study of the
      legislative process is essential to learning about civic life.
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