Supreme Court Landmark Cases: The Rights of the Accused and the Rights of Students
Kansas City, KS – June 4-5th, 2018
Attendees of this FREE two-day workshop will receive classroom-ready tools to educate their students about landmark Supreme Court cases related to the rights of the accused and related to constitutional controversies involving students. Founding principles to be explored include limited government, justice, due process and natural rights through a study of Supreme Court cases that span the 1960s through the early years of the twenty-first century.
The program will begin at 1:00pm on Monday, June 4th, and will include dinner and opening presentation from our Constitutional Scholar on Monday evening. The program will continue on June 5th with pedagogical sessions with a master teacher as well as lectures and discussion sessions with our Constitutional Scholar. Sessions will conclude at 3:00pm on June 5th.
Workshop Location: Doubletree by Hilton Kansas City – Overland Park
10100 College Blvd. Overland Park Kansas 66212
- Kansas Social Studies teachers of grades 7-12.
- Participants must teach in the state of Kansas.
- The program begins with required pre-conference readings which will be sent to participants in May.
- Lodging for the night of June 4th (if desired by participants), and all meals will be covered by the Institute.
- Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the Kansas City area – a travel reimbursement of $75 will be available.
- Attending teachers will receive a certificate for 9 contact hours and copy of Supreme Court Document Based Questions.
- Analyze landmark Supreme Court cases including Mapp v. Ohio (1961), Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), and Miranda v. Arizona (1966), tracing the reasons why those cases helped redefine the constitutional rights of the accused.
- Explore constitutional controversies concerning the rights of students through cases such as Tinker v. Des Moines (1969), Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier (1988), and Pottawatamie v. Earls (2002).
- Receive a FREE copy of one of our most popular classroom resources, Supreme Court Document Based Questions. (Vol. 1 and 2, or Vol. 1 plus the Teacher Toolbox from Vol. 2)
- Discuss primary source documents and historically-based, expert methods to address these topics.
- Receive classroom-friendly teaching materials to make these complex concepts come alive for students.
- Engage in analysis of these topics with a constitutional scholar.
This conference is made possible through the generous support of The Fred and Mary Koch Foundation.