Teacher Fellows are invited to the Jackson Center, beginning August 13, 2019, for an ‘immersion week’ under the direction of a Jackson Center educational advisor. Fellows will be introduced to the Center’s archival collection of Jackson material and lectures on Jackson’s relevance to the academic disciplines in which the teachers specialize. During the week, Fellows will develop their lesson plans or projects using research material available at the Center, through the Library of Congress and various other resources.  The Jackson Center also invites leading scholars to meet with the Fellows to supplement their research. Finally, Fellows are invited to attend relevant programs and seminars on the grounds of nearby Chautauqua Institution.

The cost of books, materials, gate passes, meals and lodging (if applicable) for each Fellow will be covered by the Jackson Center.  Upon adequate completion of the program, participants will receive a $1,000.00 stipend.

After the immersion week concludes on August 16, Fellows are expected to create and implement an outreach project or Lesson Plan about Justice Jackson and his role as a country lawyer, as a Justice on the Supreme Court, his influence on international law, or one of his opinions on a Constitutional issue he addressed during his career. The projects will be available for use in schools, colleges, communities, or professional organizations.  The Center will integrate the Lesson Plans on its website to share with teachers across the country. All work produced by the Fellows will become the property of the Robert H. Jackson Center.

Participant Eligibility:

  • Any certified elementary or secondary level educator teaching in Western New York or Northwest Pennsylvania with at least three years of classroom experience
  • Scheduled to teach during the 2019 – 2020 school year
  • Exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom
  • An engaging and inspiring presence that motivates students, colleagues and the community

Application Process:

Interested educators must submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and a short essay responding to one of the following prompts:

  • List and discuss two units of study in which the life and accomplishments of Robert H. Jackson can be integrated into your current curriculum.
  • In what ways could a local community benefit from Robert H. Jackson’s legacy?
  • Philanthropist J. Irwin Miller believed in fostering positive relationships between businesses and communities.  What opportunities are present in your community to continue Miller’s vision?

Submit applications to info@roberthjackson.org.

Applications must be submitted no later than May 1, 2019.