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Law Related Education
Institute on the Founding Documents (3 Day - Conroe ISD)

Join Law-Related Education in this institute with a focus on the development of self-government by exploring important documents, such as the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution.  

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Join us for an engaging and enlightening professional development opportunity designed to empower educators in exploring the crucial historical transition from colonies to the birth of a new nation. Examine the actions of the founders to better understand the modern Congress and explore the expansion of presidential power from the founding period through the modern era.

Content is explored with the aid of a scholar and strategy implementation will be aided by facilitators with classroom experience. Engage in hands-on activities, collaborative discussions, and explore a wealth of curated educational resources to enhance your teaching toolkit. Participants will leave with practical strategies to make learning come alive for all students in their classrooms.

Target Audience: 8th grade and high school US History and Government teachers.

Middle school breakout sessions will focus on lessons to support active engagement and critical thinking in the Colonization, Revolution, Constitution, Early Republic, and the Age of Jackson units of study.

High school breakout sessions will allow US teachers to examine strategies to teach about Article I, in US History and Government classes, including congressional acts such as the New Deal legislation, lobbying, and amendments related to Congress. Also included will be an exploration of Article II by examining the debates of the modern presidency such as court packing and war powers as well as the implications of the electoral college.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided each day. Participants receive access to all materials upon completion of the course.

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Credits Available:
(18) SD or CPE
Contact Person:
Julie Griffith
Curriculum Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Teachers, Social Studies
Date Time Location
6/10/2024 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM CONROE ISD,The Walter P. Jett Continuing Education Center - Proxy
6/11/2024 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM CONROE ISD,The Walter P. Jett Continuing Education Center - Proxy
6/12/2024 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM CONROE ISD,The Walter P. Jett Continuing Education Center - Proxy

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