An American Primer: Teaching the Founding Documents
January 30, 2018
The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day workshop entitled An American Primer: Teaching Founding Documents.
At this free one-day seminar, you will discover resources to help engage your students in examining the ideas that inspired America’s greatest founding documents. Primary sources include classroom-friendly resources on civic values, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and more. Our beloved curriculum, Being an American,includes graphic organizers, role plays, and a glossary to help students understand some of the constitutional principles and civic virtues that animated the creation of our Constitution.
We will provide you with easy-to-implement resources to bring these concepts alive as well as provide new methods to teach these topics to your students.
This workshop is best suited for high school U.S. History and Government teachers.
Parking is available for free on-site.
The workshop begins at 8:00 A.M. with registration and breakfast, and concludes at 3:00 P.M.
Teachers should dress in business casual for the day.
- Use student-friendly activities to analyze primary sources including the U.S. Constitution and writings of the Founding Era.
- Participate in engaging lessons that will help students analyze the debates at the Constitutional Convention.
- Participate in lectures and discussions with a scholar to improve your own understanding and bring knowledge back to your classroom.
- Be awarded a professional development certificate for 6 seat hours.
Questions? Please contact Laura Vlk at: email@example.com or 703.894.1776 x 20.
This workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Filene Foundation.