An American Primer: The Founding Documents
October 30, 2012
The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day workshop entitled An American Primer: The Founding Documents. This workshop is for Social Studies teachers, grades 8-12, and will be held at Houston Baptist University located at 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074. The seminar begins at 7:30 A.M. with registration and breakfast and concludes at 2:30 P.M. Register today – space is limited! *Registration for this program has been closed due to capacity. Please contact email@example.com to be placed on the wait-list.
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Program Details for Participants:
- Program Location: Houston Baptist University located at 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074. The program will take place in the Hinton Center building, in the Dillon II room, on the main level. A campus map is also available here.
- Parking: a parking map and driving directions can be found here. *Please note that parking is available to participants in lots 5 and 6 on the campus map. There is no charge for parking, however participants are strongly advised to print the following parking permit and place it on there dashboard when parking, to avoid the chance of ticketing.
- Directions: The most direct way to get into Dillon II is through the back door. On the campus map above the back door is adjacent to lot F. The white semicircle indicates the entrance. Entering through the back door Dillon II will be the first door on the right. Dillon II is located on the first floor, and is also known as room 139.
- Breakfast and Registration begin at 7:30am, with the program sessions starting promptly at 8:00am. A complete agenda for the day is available here.
This Bill of Rights Institute Constitutional Workshop will help teachers address these Texas State Standards:
State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness Resources > Social Studies (2011)
1.1.A identify the major eras and events in U.S. history through 1877, including colonization, revolution, drafting of the Declaration of Independence, creation and ratification of the Constitution, religious revivals such as the Second Great Awakening, early republic, the Age of Jackson, westward expansion, reform movements, sectionalism, Civil War, and Reconstruction, and describe their causes and effects.
3.15.D analyze how the U.S. Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights.
3.16.A summarize the purposes for and process of amending the U.S. Constitution.
3.19.B summarize rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
This seminar is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.
For questions, please contact Marianne Myers at: events@BillofRightsInstitute.org or at 703-894-1776, ext. 20.