Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities Councils

Period of Performance

9/1/2007 - 2/28/2009

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$134,510.00 (approved)
$134,510.00 (awarded)

A Democratic Vision: Forming a More Perfect Union

FAIN: BC-50396-07

New Jersey Council for the Humanities (Camden, NJ 08101-3287)
Jane Brailove Rutkoff (Project Director: May 2007 to June 2012)
Sharon Ann Holt (Project Director: June 2012 to May 2009)

A two-semester Clemente study course for low-income adults in Camden, two teacher seminars for New Jersey teachers, and a series of two-day teacher workshops in Newark throughout the fall and spring semesters.

A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION is divided into 3 parts: 1) A Clemente course, AMERICAN FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEAL, serves low-income Camden residents; 2) Two teacher seminars: AMERICAN HEROES and LITERATURE AND DEMOCRACY, and 3) TEACHERS AS SCHOLARS, teachers workshops whose theme is inspired by Jefferson's words: FIRE BELLS IN THE NIGHT: CONFLICT AND RECONCILIATION IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.