American Representative Government: Jamestowne to the 21st Century

The Center for American Studies will sponsor a three-day workshop on American government examining how “We the People” have shaped and crafted our legislative institutions into the system we know today.

Teachers will visit Historic Jamestowne for an on-site experience with archaeologists and historians, work with scholars, and shape lessons for their classrooms. How can we employ the history of American representative government to help students grapple with their role as 21st-century citizens? Join us July 27-29, 2017 and explore.

For more information and application forms email: Dr. William E. (Bill) White at

Only 20 teachers will be selected.
The application deadline is June 2, 2017.
Teachers will receive a stipend of $250.
Free accommodations in Christopher Newport's residence halls are available on request.