Teachers from the greater Orlando, Florida area gathered to celebrate Constitution Week at the Osceola History Museum for a seminar on the American Founding. This seminar discussed the principles of the American Founding and the documents that embody those principles, especially the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Federalist Papers. Participants also spent time discussing Alexis de Tocqueville’s visit to America and his view of American Exceptionalism, Patriotism, and Democracy.
Teaching the Federalist Papers to high school students can be daunting, yet Dr. Eric Sands had a unique way of presenting the difficult concepts of Federalist #10, #47, and #51 in such a manner that educators said they felt “more at ease in conveying the material to my students”. When the seminar concluded, attendees were given the opportunity to enjoy the Osceola History Museum.
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