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.

Senate Immersion Module

The Institute is partnering with university teams across the country to showcase important topics and historic issues through the Senate Immersion Module program. These teams are invited to develop their own content for the Institute’s SIM program using a free toolkit, which includes guidelines, resources and instructions.

The development kit provides educators with a teaching tool about the legislative process that also encourages research of primary and secondary sources materials. Through the research program, teachers and students can develop and publish content appropriate to their individual interests regarding public policy topics and time periods in American history.

SIMs currently in development include:

  • 14th Amendment—Anne Huntington and Andrea Doremus-Cuetara, teachers, Boston Public Schools
  • Americans with Disabilities Act—University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Farm Bill—The Institute of Politics at Harvard University
  • Patriot Act—McConnell Center, University of Louisville
  • Rights of Children—Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut

  For information on how to join the SIM Development Community, please fill out the following form: