Constitutional Law Education Project
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Conferences and Workshops

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Rich Kitchens will present TWO SESSIONS at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) in November, 2017, in San Francisco. One fast-paced 60-minute session is entitled "Ten Cases, Ten Different Ways." Ten cases will be presented with ten different strategies to teach those cases. The strategies can be used in multiple social studies settings. This will be on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m.
The other "power session" of 30 minutes will outline "
Teaching Civics as a Course in Constitutional Law" on Friday morning, Nov. 17, at 8:45 a.m.
Relevant materials will be shared at both presentations.
Piedmont High School Con Law teacher David Keller will also be part of the presentations. Please plan on attending. Specific dates and times of the presentations will be announced this summer.


WORKSHOPS

ONE DAY WORKSHOPS  by Rich Kitchens

Rich Kitchens will deliver instruction at your site on your schedule. A minimum of four attendees is required. Topics can be tailored to the specific needs of your site or district.

Materials provided at each one-day workshop to each attendee: A detailed self-contained manual for the Workshop; a free copies of Constitutional Law (5th)  and Teacher’s Guide for Constitutional Law (5th), by Rich Kitchens.

 

“Teaching Civics As a Course in Constitutional Law” (one day workshop)

Practical techniques for teaching in general and Civics and Constitutional law material in particular. Specific projects, strategies, curriculum and material will be shared.

8:30-10:00: Introduction, Structure of the course, selected lessons and units, selected materials

10:15-11:00: Using mock trials

11:15-12:30: Teaching the Fourth Amendment

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:45: Teaching the First Amendment

3:00-3:30: Questions and discussion

 

 “Legal Issues and Teaching of Law-related concepts”  (one day workshop)

Practical techniques for teaching in general and law-related material in particular, content knowledge in key law-related subjects, and curriculum that enables you to integrate law-related subjects into existing courses or fully implement entirely new courses

8:30-10:00: “What Teachers Need (and Want) to Know about the Law”

10:15-12:00:  “The Law of Sexual Harassment: the law and a teaching unit”

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:00: “The Law of Privacy”

2:00-3:00: “The Law of Working: employment-related issues in the high school curriculum”

3:00-3:30: Questions and discussion

 

“Using Mock Trials and Teaching of Criminal Law Issues” (one day workshop)

Practical techniques for using mock trials in law-related courses, content knowledge in the rules of evidence and the presentation of testimony and evidence, and information on integrating the Internet to a law-related course.

8:30-10:00: “Using Mock Trials and Mock Appellate Hearings in the Classroom”

10:15-12:00: “Rules of Evidence for the Mock Trial”

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:15: “Criminal Procedure in the School Setting: Teaching about Search and Seizure”

2:15-3:00: “Using the Internet to Teach Law in the Classroom” 

3:00-3:30: 3:00-3:30: Questions and discussion

COSTS

Materials: free with each attendee

Attendees: 1-8 attendees ($150 each); extras ($125 each). Minimum of four attendees needed; maximum of 20.

 

THREE DAY WORKSHOPS  by Rich Kitchens

June, 2008, at Piedmont High School--to be announced

Practical techniques for teaching in general and law-related material in particular, content knowledge in key law-related subjects, and curriculum that enables you to integrate law-related subjects into existing courses or fully implement entirely new courses

1 day attendance: $100; 2 day attendance: $180; 3 day attendance: $250

Sessions run 8:30-10:0 a.m.; 10:15a.m.-11:45 p.m.; 12:45-2:00 p.m. and 2:15-3:15 each day

A minimum of ten teacher attendees are needed for us to run the workshops. 

Tentative Schedule

Day 1:  “Teaching Civics as a Course in Constitutional Law”

            “The Court System leading up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court”

“The First Amendment in the School Setting: Teaching about Speech, Press, and Religion”

            “The 14th Amendment in the School Setting: Teaching about Discrimination”

Day 2: “What Teachers Need (and Want) to Know about the Law”

            “The Law of Sexual Harassment: the law and a teaching unit”

            “The Law of Privacy”

            “The Law of Working: employment-related issues in the high school curriculum”

Day 3: “Using Mock Trials and Mock Appellate Hearings in the Classroom”

            “Rules of Evidence for the Mock Trial”

            “Using the Internet to Teach Law in the Classroom”  [tentative]

            “Criminal Procedure in the School Setting: Teaching about Search and Seizure”

Materials provided: A detailed self-contained manual for each day of the Workshop. A free copy of Constitutional Law  (5th) by Rich Kitchens. A free CD of Teacher’s Guide for Constitutional Law (5th), by Rich Kitchens.

 

For details, contact Rich Kitchens at: conlawed@gmail.com 
 
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