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Teaching The Constitution:

What should every student know about the Constitution 


This Year's Event:

For Teachers from Grades 5-12

Wednesday, August 13, 2018


Oakland Schools

Conference Room

2111 Pontiac Lake Rd., Waterford, MI 48328


Cost: $50

Subject:Teaching the Constitution
What should every student know about the Constitution to navigate the world around them? Designed for civics and history teachers, this session focuses on teaching one of our most cherished and seminal documents. Using materials from the MC3 Project/Atlas/MAISA, participants will explore U.S. history from the Articles of Confederation through the ratification of the Constitution and adoption of
the Bill of Rights. Join us as we share best practices for teaching the Constitution and tackle several instructional problems teachers routinely encounter with this content. Through the use of inquiry, we will demonstrate how to scaffold questions to deepen student learning and embed historical thinking and literacy skills in instruction. Prepare yourself to help students investigate past accounts and analyze current events in light of our constitutional design. This session is co-sponsored by the Patriot Week Foundation.


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Professional Development

Thank you for the Dec. of Independence workshop yesterday.  It honestly was one of the most productive and inspiring teacher workshops I have attended.  The frequent change of pace/activity/location allowed for an enjoyable day.  Your incredible ensemble of presenters kept everything fresh and interesting. Finally, you personally do a great job as the hospitable "master of ceremonies". I would definitely attend more social studies workshops with a similar format.



Thanks again,

Kirk Sattelmeier

Grosse Pointe Public Schools 

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