Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

Educational Experiences

Professional Development

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Civic Conversations
Visit the Civic Conversations project page to explore resources, activities, and lesson structures that support educators as they facilitate difficult conversations, create inclusive learning environments, and raise complex discussions in the classroom.

Past offerings:

The Ethics of Public Memory: Professional Development for Educators
This half-day professional development workshop was offered in June 2019. Attendees explored a unique way to teach about the Civil War, racism, and slavery while considering how perception and public memory evolves over time. Participants learned from teachers who have used the curriculum and plan a student-centered civic project to reimagine a memorial or monument.