Courts in the Classroom
Supreme Court of Indiana
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dr. Elizabeth R. Osborn
Court History and
Public Education Programs
2011 Outstanding Public
History Project Award
from the National Council
on Public History
This program was made possible by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation and is hosted by the Indiana Supreme Court's Courts in the Classroom project.
The seminar's content will provide teachers with materials to help their students meet not only the Civic, History, and Character Education standards for Indiana, but also prepare them to meet federal and state literacy standards. Seminar sessions will explore the civic values reflected in our Founding documents and how these values were embodied and lived by the Founders and other significant Americans. Participants will receive an interactive CD-ROM to see how these values can be applied in the lives of their students.
Patrick Baude, Ph.D.
Indiana University-School of Law
The Bill of Rights Institute's mission is to educate high school teachers and their students about America's Founding principles through educational programs that teach the words and ideas of the Founders, the liberties and freedoms guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how these principles affect and shape a free society.
Established in September 1999, the Bill of Rights Institute is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization, a public charity. With a $2 million operating budget, the Institute's full time staff of ten works with outstanding secondary school teachers; academics from the fields of American History, Political Science, and Constitutional Law; video producers; web site designers; and evaluation, curriculum, and reading specialists.