Supreme Court DBQs: Equal Protection and Affirmative Action
Colorado Springs, CO
September 25, 2012
Looking for teacher-written resources to help engage your students with the Fourteenth Amendment, landmark Supreme Court cases, and the significance of the Equal Protection Clause in their lives? Join the Bill of Rights Institute for a free one-day workshop which will provide you with easy-to-implement resources to bring the principle of equal protection alive.
This workshop is for U.S. History, Government, Civics, and other Social Studies teachers and will help meet numerous Colorado state standards.
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- Program Location: this program will be held at the Penrose House, with the seminar located in the Carriage House. The address to the Penrose House is: 1661 Mesa Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Driving directions are available here.
- Parking: Available free of charge to seminar attendees in the Guest Parking lot on the second right.
- Directions: After parking, participants should proceed to the Carriage House for registration and breakfast. The Carriage House is located across the courtyard from the main, Penrose House Building.
- 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.
This workshop will address the following Colorado State Standards:
High School Civics
2. Purposes of and limitations on the foundations, structures and functions of government
d. Analyze the role of the founding documents and the evolution of their interpretation through governmental action and court cases.
f. Analyze how court decisions, legislative debates, and various and diverse groups have helped to preserve, develop, and interpret the rights and ideals of the American system of government.
Grade 8 civics
2. The place of law in a constitutional system
f. Explain how state and federal court power of judicial review is reflected in the United States form of constitutional government.
This Bill of Rights Institute Constitutional Workshop will help teachers address Colorado State Standards, and one or more of the Common Core Standards shown here.
This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Woodford Foundation.
For questions, please contact Marianne Myers at: events@BillofRightsInstitute.org or at 703-894-1776, ext. 20