SAVE THE DATE!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Oakland Schools and the Patriot Week Foundation present:

Teaching the Declaration of Independence - The Significance and Impact of the First Principles

For Teachers from Grades 5 - 12

Want to enhance your teaching of historical thinking, literacy, and the Declaration of Independence? Join us as for a deep dive into pedagogy aligned to the C3 Framework, Michigan Social Studies and Language Arts Content Expectations (5th, 8th, and High School) as we explore Teaching the Declaration of Independence: The Significance and Impact of the First Principles.

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Workshop Information:

This full day session focuses on the teaching of the Declaration of Independence in historical context. Teachers will explore innovative ways to teach content and skills in an effort to understand the founding principles (inalienable rights, social compact, rule of law, limited government, right of revolution, and equality) of our nation and their global impact. Highlighted instructional strategies include before, during and after reading strategies, visible thinking routines, the Question Formulation technique, simulations, writing to learn strategies, and discourse strategies.


Content includes:


  • Magna Carta
  • Mayflower Compact
  • English Bill of Rights
  • Common Sense
  • Enlightenment philosophers (Locke and Hobbes)
  • Colonial experiences with self-government
  • The changing relationship with Great Britain
  • Colonial use of propaganda
  • Declaration of Independence



By the end of this full day session, teachers will be well-equipped with lessons that support 5-6 weeks of instruction. This workshop will support teachers in implementing civics, history, and literacy content and skills, as well as practical applications to celebrate Patriot Week. This session is made possible by a collaboration of Oakland Schools and the Patriot Week Foundation.


Come join us August 16, 2017 from 8:00AM - 4:00PM.

To register click here!




Oakland Schools

2111 Pontiac Lake Rd.

Waterford, MI 48328


For more information contact Amy Bloom.