Center on Congress

April 28, 2016

In celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial, on July 12, 2016, the Indiana University Center on Representative Government and the Indiana State Archives will host a special Indiana History workshop. The workshop will feature Indiana primary source analysis activities and materials from the Library of Congress as well as a talk by noted Indiana Historian and IU Professor...

April 27, 2016

After a successful year full of Level 1 workshops, for the first time, the Center will offer Level 2 training this summer. Each institute topic will be offered once in Indianapolis and once in Bloomington (see schedule and descriptions below).  

Level 2 workshops provide more in depth content training and include an expectation that participants will create lesson plans based on the topic....

March 31, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., — The good news for Congress is that Americans understand that legislators in Washington have a tough job trying to make laws for a diverse and polarized nation. The bad news for Congress is that Americans still expect the national legislature to tackle that challenge, and most in the public believe Congress is failing to do the hard work necessary to bridge differences and achieve...

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