An American Primer: Teaching the Founding Documents and Supporting English Language-Learners
February 2, 2013
The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day workshop entitled Being an American: Teaching the Founding Documents and Supporting English Language-Learners. At this free one-day seminar, you will discover resources to help engage your students with the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the purposes of a national government. This workshop will provide you with easy-to-implement resources to bring these concepts alive, as well as provide new methods to teach these topics to English language-learners with our new ELL supplement.
This workshop is for U.S. History, Government, Civics and Social Studies teachers and will help meet numerous Florida state standards.
- Program Location: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, located at
1300 N. Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132. The program will take place in the Knight Concert Hall building, in the Peacock Education Center on the main level.
- Parking, driving directions, and information on public transportation can be found here. *Please note that participants are eligible to receive a special rate of $5 per vehicle when parking in the Arsht Center self parking Lot C. Should you wish to utilize the Arsht Center parking facilities, please ensure you park in Lot C, only. Please see this map for further directions. Please enter the building through the East Plaza Doors – they are marked on a map. A staff member will be there to greet you.
- The workshop will begin at 7:30 A.M. with registration and breakfast and will conclude at 2:30 P.M.
- A complete agenda of the day is located here.
- Use student-friendly activities to analyze ways in which the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights illustrate our most important civic values.
- Receive a FREE copy of Being an American: Exploring the Ideals that Unite Us, High School Edition and Being an American: Exploring the Ideals that Unite Us, ELL Supplement.
- Participate in engaging lessons that will help your students analyze the Founding documents.
- Analyze real-world scenarios that illustrate the enduring significance of the Bill of Rights and its limits on government.
- Gain new techniques for teaching these concepts to English language-learners.
- Receive a Professional Development certificate for 6 seat hours.
This Bill of Rights Institute Constitutional Workshop will help teachers address one or more of the Common Core Standards shown here.
For questions, please contact Laura Vlk at: events@BillofRightsInstitute.org or at 703-894-1776.