Explore the Expansion of Expression
Topeka, KS June 5-6, 2012
Do you think you know the First Amendment? What civil liberties does it protect? Which rights qualify as “freedom of speech”?
Apply for the 2012 Constitutional Kansas Conference and, and it just might change what you thought you knew about the Constitution.
All middle-school and high-school Social Studies teacher in the state of Kansas are encouraged to apply for this unique opportunity!
Program participants will explore new ways to engage their students with the First Amendment freedom of speech through Constitutional Scholar presentations, discussion sessions, and pedagogical workshops.
All participants will also receive a copy of our most popular curriculum, Supreme Court DBQs: Exploring the Cases that Changed History, which includes a unit on Brown v. Board of Education. To bring depth to this key landmark case, this enriching program also includes a site visit to the historical Brown v. Board of Education site.
- Social Studies teachers of grades 8-12.
- Applicants must teach in the state of Kansas.
- Lodging for the night of June 5, and all meals will be covered by the Institute.
- Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Topeka.
- Limited mileage reimbursement is available.
- Program sessions will take place at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, and will include a tour of the Brown v. Board of Education historic site.
- Sit-down dinner and opening lecture from our Constitutional Scholar on Tuesday evening
- All applicants must complete the online application form.
- All submitted applications must include a sample lesson plan. Please use the lesson plan template provided here.
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM EST on March 26, 2012. For questions, please contact Marianne Scott at events@BillofRightsInstitute.org.
The 2012 Kansas Constitutional Conference is made possible through the generous support of the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation