There are 6 Book Club meetings per school year, usually with 5 books and one film event. Each book matches with one of the six We the People units as a way to guide connections and conversations (use of We the People in your classroom is not required). Books are picked with an eye towards feeding teachers’ brains and having adult conversation (not necessarily for use in the classroom!).
As a bonus, each meeting is worth 3 PDU hours, for a total of 18 per school year. In addition, members of the Book Club can register at a reduced price for 1 credit from Lewis & Clark Graduate School. (If you are interested in applying for graduate credit, please note that upon check out.)
Greeks and Romans Bearing Gifts: How the Ancients Inspired the Founding Father, by Carl Rishard
Synopsis: This lively and engaging book is the only popular work to explore the profound impact of Ancient Greece and Rome on the Founding Fathers. The classical education they imbibed as young students inspired them to undertake the American Revolution and influenced their approach to a host of constitutional and practical issues crucial to the shaping of the new American republic.