Schedule

The pilot Teagle / Knowledge for Freedom Seminar at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania will take place over three weeks in July 2021 for a group of twelve specially selected rising high school seniors.

STANDARD DAILY SCHEDULE

  • 800-930AM           Breakfast
  • 930-1130AM          Seminar session (Faculty)
  • 1130AM-12PM        Break
  • 12PM-1PM                Presentation discussions (Teaching Assistants)
  • 1-230PM                    Lunch
  • 230PM-4PM           Engagement activities (Visiting Speakers)
  • 4PM-6PM                 Free Time
  • 6PM-8PM                 Dinner
  • 8PM-11PM                Reading & writing time
  • 11PM                            Lights out

STANDARD WEEKLY SCHEDULE

  • Sunday            Free time //tutoring 10am to 12pm// Reflections due 9pm
  • Monday           Morning seminar // afternoon activities
  • Tuesday          Morning seminar // afternoon activities
  • Wednesday   Morning seminar // afternoon field trips
  • Thursday        Morning seminar // afternoon activities //Posts due 9pm
  • Friday               Morning seminar // afternoon  activities
  • Saturday         Free time // tutoring available 10am to noon

GENERAL 2021 PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • April / May     Students apply to summer program
  • May 31             Application deadline
  • June 10            Students receive notice of acceptance
  • June 15            Deadline for student commitment
  • July 1                 Students receive orientation and pre-reading materials
  • July 11               Move in day at Dickinson campus
  • July 12-30      Seminar program at Dickinson
  • July 30             Pick up afternoon at Dickinson campus
  • August 15       Final projects due for college credit
  • Sept TBD         Day of Action in Carlisle (includes admissions session)
  • Sept-Dec        Email / Zoom follow up for admissions mentoring

JULY 2021 SEMINAR SCHEDULE 

(final version)

Week 1:  Slavery Through World History  (July 12-16, 2021)

  • Monday 7/12  –Enslavement in Human Culture
    • Seminar text — Aristotle’s defense of slavery in Politics (350 BCE)
    • Discussion topic –Should we cancel slavery’s defenders?
      • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
      • 930-1130AM  Seminar (Denny 317)
      • 1130AM-12PM  Snack (studio)
      • 12-1PM Presentation discussions (Denny 112)
      • 1-215PM Lunch (HUB)
      • 230-4PM Campus Tour with Admissions (Admissions)
      • 4-5PM  Kline orientation (Denny 112 / gym)
      • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
      • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
  • Tuesday 7/13  –Enlightenment in World History
    • Seminar text — Locke’s Second Treatise on Government (1689)
    • Discussion topic –Which individual rights are most important?
      • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
      • 930-1130AM  Seminar (Denny 317)
      • 1130AM-12PM  Snack (studio)
      • 12-1PM Presentation discussions (Denny 112)
      • 1-215PM Lunch (HUB)
      • 230-4PM Workshop with Admissions (Denny 112)
      • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
      • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
  • Wednesday7/14  –Bearing Witness
    • Seminar text — Equiano’s Interesting Narrative (1789)
    • Discussion topic –Is truth relative?
    • Engagement activity –Field trip to Harrisburg
      • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
      • 930-1130AM  Seminar (Denny 317)
      • 1130AM-12PM  Snack (studio)
      • 12-1PM Presentation discussions (Denny 112)
      • 1-2PM Quick Lunch (HUB)
      • 2PM Departure for Harrisburg (WEST ST OUTSIDE OF DENNY)
      • 9PM Return to campus
      • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
  • Thursday 7/15– America’s Founding
    • Seminar text —1787 debates and US Constitution on slavery
    • Discussion topic –What was America’s true founding date?
      • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
      • 930-1130AM  Seminar (Denny 317)
      • 1130AM-12PM  Snack (studio)
      • 12-1PM Presentation discussions (Denny 112)
      • 1-215PM Lunch (HUB) –Becca, Cooper, Jordyn
      • 230-4PM Dickinson & Slavery tour (Old West)
      • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
      • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
      • FIRST BLOG POST DUE BY 11PM
  • Friday 7/16 –History, Politics and Law
    • Seminar text –Dred (and Harriet) Scott decision (1857), Declaration of Sentiments (1848)
    • Discussion – When do American courts overreach?
      • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
      • 930-1130AM  Seminar (Denny 317)
      • 1130AM-12PM  Snack (studio)
      • 12-1PM Presentation discussions (Denny 112)
      • 1-215PM Lunch (HUB)
      • 230-4PM Visit to Hope Station (meet at studio)
      • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
      • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
  • Saturday 7/17 –Personal Time

    • 8-930AM  Breakfast (HUB)
    • 10AM-12PM  Tutoring available (Morgan lounge)
    • 1-230PM Lunch (HUB)
    • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
    • 8PM-11PM  MOVIE NIGHT (Morgan lounge) –“Glory”
    • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
  • Sunday 7/18 –Personal Time

Week 2: The Other Lincoln-Douglass Debates (July 19-23, 2021)

  • Thursday 7/22 –Malice Toward None
  • Friday 7/23 –Memory and History
    • Seminar text –Douglass’s 1876 speech at emancipation memorial, Susan B. Anthony trial (1873)
    • Discussion topic – How do protest movements triumph?
      • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
      • 930-1130AM  Seminar (Denny 317)
      • 1130AM-12PM  Snack (studio)
      • 12-1PM Presentation discussions (Denny 112 / studio)
      • 1-215PM Lunch (HUB)
      • 230-4PM Writing Workshop (Denny 112)
      • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
      • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
  • Saturday 7/24 –Personal Time

    • 8-930AM  Breakfast (HUB)
    • 10AM-12PM  Tutoring available (Morgan lounge)
    • 1-230PM Lunch (HUB)
    • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
    • 8PM-11PM  MOVIE NIGHT (Morgan lounge) –“Lincoln”
    • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
  • Sunday 7/25 –Personal Time

    • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
    • 10AM-12PM Tutoring available (Morgan)
    • 1-230PM  Lunch (HUB)
    • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
    • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)

SECOND CLOSE READING REFLECTION DUE BY 11PM

Week 3:  Freedom & Equality in America (July 26-30, 2021)

  • Wednesday 7/28  –Nation’s Capital
      • 8-830AM  Quick breakfast at HUB
      • 830AM  Depart for field trip to Washington (meet on West Street, outside of Denny)
      • 9PM  Return to campus
      • 11PM Room check (Morgan)
  • Thursday 7/29 –Art, Cinema, and Culture
    • Seminar texts – Monument Avenue Richmond (1890-1920), “Birth of Nation” (1915), “Gone with the Wind” (1939),   Jacob Lawrence paintings (1940-1968), Kara Walker silhouettes and sculptures (1994-2019)
    • Discussion topic –How can we reimagine America’s monument landscape?
      • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
      • 930-1130AM  Seminar (Denny 317)
      • 1130AM-12PM  Snack (studio)
      • 12-1PM Presentation discussions (Denny 112 / studio)
      • 1-215PM Lunch (HUB)
      • 230-4PM Visit to Memorial Park (meet at studio)
      • 6-8PM  Dinner (HUB)
      • 11PM  Room check (Morgan)
      • THIRD BLOG POST DUE BY 11PM
  • Friday 7/30 –Group Presentations
      • 8-915AM  Breakfast (HUB)
      • 930-10AM  Lectern + Artifacts with Craig Caba (Stern)
      • 10-11AM  Other Lincoln – Douglass Debates (Stern)
      • 11-12PM   Photos with lectern, view artifacts, parents arrive (Stern)
      • 12-1PM   Luncheon with President Jones and parents / guardians
      • 1PM —     Check out of Morgan (leave keys / cards / iPads with TAs)

 

UPDATED COVID STATEMENT:  Participants in the 2021 seminar will be required to receive their full vaccination at least two weeks prior to their on-campus arrival on July 11, 2021.  Those unable to meet this requirement may request permission to participate remotely during our three-week session.  Also, please note that even with a fully vaccinated cohort of students and staff, we will still be following CDC-recommended safety protocols, as they apply, for masking, socially distancing, and frequent hand washing.   All accepted students and their families will receive a copy of our comprehensive COVID safety plan.