Religious Liberty: The American Experiment- Boston, MA
March 13, 2012
The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day professional development seminar titled Religious Liberty: The American Experiment. This seminar is for U.S. History, Government, Civics and other Social Studies teachers, and will be most applicable to grades 8-12. The program will be held at the law offices of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP , located at 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210. The seminar begins at 8:00 A.M. with registration and breakfast, and concludes at 3:00 P.M. Complimentary breakfast and lunch are provided. Register today – space is limited!
Program Details for Participants:
- Program Location: Law offices of Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP , located at 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210. The program will take place in conference center on the 5th floor in rooms 522-524.
- Parking, driving directions, and information on public transportation can be found here.
- Directions: Participants should use the main entrance, and proceed up to the 5th floor conference center
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.
These lessons will help you address the following elements of the Massachusetts State Standards:
USI.9 Explain the reasons for the passage of the Bill of Rights. (H, C)
A. the influence of the British concept of limited government
B. the particular ways in which the Bill of Rights protects basic freedoms, restricts government power, and ensures rights to persons accused of crimes
USG.1.9 Examine fundamental documents in the American political tradition to identify key ideas regarding limited government and individual rights.
USG.2.3 Identify and explain elements of the social contract and natural rights theories in United States founding-era documents.
USG.2.4 Define and provide examples of foundational ideas of American government, including popular sovereignty, constitutionalism, republicanism, federalism, and individual rights, which are embedded in founding-era documents.
USG.2.7 Identify and explain historical and contemporary efforts to narrow discrepancies between foundational ideas and values of American democracy and realities of American political and civic life.
USG.3.11 Compare core documents associated with the protection of individual rights, including the Bill of Rights, the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and Article I of the Massachusetts Constitution.
This seminar is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation and our national sponsor, the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom.
For questions, please contact Marianne Scott at: events@BillofRightsInstitute.org or at 703-894-1776, ext. 20