When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? In the Hamilton craze, have you perused the Federalist papers? Did you even know there was a second Declaration in 1848 penned and signed by women? In this exciting new offering from Prairie Path Books, we will read these original documents and many others and discuss them using the Shared Inquiry model developed by the Great Books Foundation at University of Chicago. The course will include a trained facilitator, a resource book available through PPB and a new appreciation of our country’s history. Meetings will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 -8:00 and can be attended individually or as an entire 9 month endeavor.
Wednesday, September 19: Declaration of Independence
Wednesday, October 17: The Federalist Papers
Wednesday, November 28: The Constitution of the United States
Wednesday, December 12: George Washington’s Farewell Address
Spring selections will include: Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions, 1848; Gettysburg Address; poetry selections and Letter from Birmingham Jail among others. Dates to be determined.
Purchase of the book is required to attend, $18.
Each class is $5, call (630) 765-7455 to say you can come!