February 23, 2018
The Bill of Rights Institute is hosting a free one-day workshop entitled Religious Liberty: The American Experiment.
At this free one-day seminar, you will discover resources to help engage your students with primary sources related to the protection of liberty of conscience in our republic. Primary sources include classroom-friendly excerpts from Madison’s Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments, President Washington’s letters to various congregations assuring their religious liberty, and other documents of the Founding era. The updated curriculum guide includes a map showing dates of disestablishment of official churches, a document-based question approach to exploring public schools and Establishment Clause cases, and an in-depth look at Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2013) The seminar will explore the development of religious liberty in America and the relationship of church and state throughout American history to the present.
We will provide you with easy-to-implement resources to bring these concepts alive as well as provide new methods to teach these topics to your students.
This workshop is best suited for high school U.S. History and Government teachers.
Registration for this workshop is currently closed. Please contact Laura Vlk to be placed on the waiting list.
Program Location: Houston Baptist University| 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074. Click here for directions.
The workshop begins at 8:00 A.M. with registration and breakfast, and concludes at 3:00 P.M.
Teachers should dress in business casual for the day.
- Use student-friendly activities to analyze primary sources including the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, writings of the Founding Era, and Supreme Court cases.
- Participate in engaging lessons that will help your students analyze the events and people involved in the continuing debate over religious liberty and relationship of church and state in American society.
- Participate in lectures and discussions with a scholar to improve your own understanding and bring knowledge back to your classroom.
- Be awarded a Professional Development certificate for 6 seat hours.
Questions? Please contact Laura Vlk at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.894.1776 x 20.
This workshop is made possible through the generous support of the Herzstein Foundation