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Between 1991 and 1993 I worked as historical consultant to a curriculum development project based at Russell Sage College and the Niskayuna school district. The project, conceived by Prof. Stephen L. Schechter of Russell Sage and director of the Council on Citizenship Education there, worked with teachers at all grade levels to prepare curricula for elementary school, miuddle school, high school, and undergraduate college students. This is the "Crossroads" curriculum which may be found through a google-search. I've also spoken at annual We the People workshops for high-school teachers in New York and New Jersey, and in 2006 I was the historian onsite expert for an NEH teacher institute on Thomas Jefferson based at Boston University and organized by Peter Gibbon. I too believe, and have believed since the Bicentennial commemorations of 1987-1991, that historians have a vital public duty to the community and to the profession to work with teachers and educators at all levels. This has nothing to do with countering any particular political flavor of ill-informed historical/p[olitical commentary. I've seen that sort of thing from the right and from the left and in the middle as well. In the 1980s, James MacGregor Burns for the American Political Science Association and the late Richard B. Morris for the American Historical Association led Project '87, which did extraordinary work in educating the general public and the nation's teachers about the Constitution and the constitutional system and their origins and development. We need that kind of organized across-the-board commitment from historians, political sciensts, and legal scholars now more than ever. Respectfully submitted, R. B. Bernstein * Adjunct Professor of Law, New York Law School * Member of Editorial Board, H-LAW * Member of Board of Directors, American Society for Legal History * Director of Online Operations, Heights Books, Inc. 109 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 * Author, THOMAS JEFFERSON (Oxford, 2003; paperback, fall 2005) * email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com ----- End forwarded message -----