The Bill of Rights for Real Life: Federalism and Incorporation
October 23, 2012
Looking for teacher-written resources to help engage your students with the Fourteenth Amendment, and the purposes of a federal system? Join the Bill of Rights Institute for a free one-day workshop which will provide you with easy-to-implement resources to bring the principles of federalism alive.
This workshop is for U.S. History, Government, Civics and other Social Studies teachers and will help meet numerous New Mexico state standards. NM. The seminar begins at 8:00 A.M. with registration and breakfast, and concludes at 3:00 P.M. Register Today!
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- Program Location: CNM Workforce Training Center, Room 101, 5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
- Parking: Available free of charge in the main lot in front of the building. A printable map is available here
- Directions: Participants should use the main entrance,and will see the receptionist desk and Atrium directly ahead. Room 101 is located on the first floor, down the south hall, and will be the first door on the left.
- Breakfast and Registration begin at 8:00am, with the program sessions starting promptly at 8:30am. A complete agenda for the day is available here.
BRRL Federalism program will address the following New Mexico standard and benchmarks
Content Standard III: Students understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and understand the content and history of the founding documents of the United States with particular emphasis on the United States and New Mexico constitutions and how governments function at local, state, tribal, and national levels. Students will:
5-8 Benchmark 3-A: demonstrate understanding of the structure, functions and powers of government…
8 1. explain the structure and functions of the national government as expressed in the United States constitution, and explain the powers granted to the three branches of government and those reserved to the people, states and tribes, to include:
- the federal system (dividing sovereignty between the states and the federal government and their supporting bureaucracies);
5-8 Benchmark 3-C: 8 1. describe political philosophies and concepts of government that became the foundation for the American revolution and the United States government, to include:
f. concepts of federalism, democracy, bicameralism, separation of powers, and checks and balances
9-12 Benchmark 3-A: compare and analyze the structure, power and purpose of government at the local, state, tribal and national levels as set forth in their respective constitutions or governance documents…
This Bill of Rights Institute Constitutional Workshop will help teachers address one or more of the Common Core Standards shown here.
This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Hatton Sumners Foundation.
For questions, please contact Marianne Myers at: events@BillofRightsInstitute.org or at 703-894-1776, ext. 20