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BC-50503-09Federal/State Partnership: Grants for State Humanities CouncilsNew Jersey Council for the HumanitiesA DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION9/1/2009 - 2/28/2011$153,630.00SharonAnnHolt   New Jersey Council for the HumanitiesCamdenNJ08101-3287USA2009Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralGrants for State Humanities CouncilsFederal/State Partnership1436301000014363010000

Funding will support two two-semester Clemente Courses in the Humanities entitled "American Freedom: The History of an Ideal," and two residential summer seminars for K-12 teachers on "Washington and Lincoln: Presidents and Slavery" and "Literature and Democracy."

A DEMOCRATIC VISION: FORMING A MORE PERFECT UNION has 2 parts: AMERICAN FREEDOM: THE HISTORY OF AN IDEAL (a Clemente course) provides low-income individuals in 2 NJ cities the opportunity to explore the concept of freedom through history, philosophy, art history & literature; 2 seminars for K-12 teachers, WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN: PRESIDENTS AND SLAVERY examines these leaders through their private relationships with slavery; LITERATURE & DEMOCRACY explores the idea of citizenship & its expression by writers from the founding to the present.