The Supreme Court, the First Amendment, and Belief
March 29, 2012
Looking for resources to help engage your students with the First Amendment, landmark Supreme Court cases, and freedom of religion in their lives? Join the Bill of Rights Institute for a free one-day professional development seminar which will provide you with resources to bring the First Amendment alive.
This seminar is for U.S. History, Government, Civics and other Social Studies teachers and will help meet numerous Wisconsin state standard. This program will be held at Alverno College’s Conference Center, located in the Teaching Learn and Technology Building, on the main floor. The address to the campus entrance is: 3400 S. 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53234. The seminar begins at 7:30 A.M. with registration and breakfast, and concludes at 2:30 P.M. Register today – space is limited!
- Program Location: his program will be held at Alverno College’s Conference Center, located in the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center. The address to the campus entrance is: 3400 S. 43rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53234. The Technology Center building is a large glass dome building immediately visible upon entering the campus. The building is listed as #3 on the Campus Map.
- Parking: Available free of charge in campus parking garage on Memorial Drive, across from the Teaching and Learning Center. The garage is listed as letter A on the Campus Map.
- Directions: Driving directions to the main campus are available here. Participants should proceed from the garage should proceed to the main entrance of the Technology Center into the rotunda. The conference center will be located on the left-hand side.
- 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.
These lessons will help you address the following elements of the Wisconsin State Standards:
C.8.1 Identify and explain democracy’s basic principles, including individual rights, responsibility for the common good, equal opportunity, equal protection of the laws, freedom of speech, justice, and majority rule with protection for minority rights
C.8.2 Identify, cite, and discuss important political documents, such as the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and landmark decisions of the Supreme Court, and explain their function in the American political system
C.12.1 Identify the sources, evaluate the justification, and analyze the implications of certain rights and responsibilities of citizens
C.12.3 Trace how legal interpretations of liberty, equality, justice, and power, as identified in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other Constitutional Amendments, have changed and evolved over time
B.8.1 Interpret the past using a variety of sources, such as biographies, diaries, journals, artifacts, eyewitness interviews, and other primary source materials, and evaluate the credibility of sources used
B.8.2 Employ cause-and-effect arguments to demonstrate how significant events have influenced the past and the present in United States and world history
B.8.4 Explain how and why events may be interpreted differently depending upon the perspectives of participants, witnesses, reporters, and historians
B.12.1 Explain different points of view on the same historical event, using data gathered from various sources, such as letters, journals, diaries, newspapers, government documents, and speeches
B.12.2 Analyze primary and secondary sources related to a historical question to evaluate their relevance, make comparisons, integrate new information with prior knowledge, and come to a reasoned conclusion
B.12.5 Gather various types of historical evidence, including visual and quantitative data, to analyze issues of freedom and equality, liberty and order, region and nation, individual and community, law and conscience, diversity and civic duty; form a reasoned conclusion in the light of other possible conclusions; and develop a coherent argument in the light of other possible arguments
This seminar is made possible thanks to the generous support of the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom.
For questions, please contact Marianne Scott at: events@BillofRightsInstitute.org or at 703-894-1776, ext. 20