"Teaching Teachers, Leading Leaders, and Coaching Coaches"
The Constitution College (“ConColl”) is an arm of the Blackstone Institute which researches, creates, and teaches organized curricula (groups of studies) and action events for our varied audiences, especially teachers, and other leaders and coaches from various professions, disciplines, etc (“coaching” referring to direction of Blackstone’s premier moot court program). These curricula may be fluid – i.e., a particular curriculum may include individual studies that can be moved between curricula to meet the needs of a particular audience, producing “customized curricula.” But all ConColl studies and events are anchored in the worldview/presuppositional approach, revolving around constitutional/jurisprudential apologetics.
ConColl is designed to equip and train an army of Constitutionalist patriots, particularly teachers, leaders, and [moot court] coaches who are committed to restoring the Constitution to its rightful and necessary position of supremacy in our legal system. “Equipping” Constitutionalists involves providing them with the tools needed for our vital effort. “Training” involves teaching Constitutionalists how to use these tools. The focus is the Constitution; and the framework is the worldview approach, emphasizing the cultural engagement – i.e., the “war of worldviews” hammering contemporary America. The Constitution is understood and defended as a part of the broad Judeo-Christian worldview; constitutional and jurisprudential apologetics permeate ConColl’s work.
ConColl studies are thus, of necessity, interdisciplinary, merging into one seamless system such bodies of thought as the classical liberal arts, philosophy, and theology, in addition to “law studies” – constitutional theory/history/law, jurisprudence and legal history, etc. These curricula embody the ingredients of the “classical Trivium” –“grammar”(knowledge), “logic” (reasoning), and “rhetoric” (communication).
Major curriculum themes may change somewhat through time. Among our most popular themes are the following:
- “Reviving the Constitution” – Blackstone’s centerpiece core course constructed in a one-semester format for high school, college, and even leader/laymen audiences; subtitled “The Courts, the Constitution, and the Culture War”
- “Courting Justice” – How to “revive the Constitution” – Short studies focusing on means and methods of fighting for our Constitution, courts, and culture.
- “Truth on Trial” – Short studies showcasing extraordinary comparisons of the portions of a worldview that affect our law and Constitution, and demonstrating the irreconcilable nature of the polemic opponents in today’s Culture War, the superiority of the Judeo-Christian worldview, and the fatal flaws of the Humanistic worldview.
- “Lex v. Rex” – Short studies offering an historical perspective on the war of the worldviews, providing Constitutionalists with additional weapons to defend the Judeo-Christian worldview and attack the Humanistic worldview.