Free People & Judicial Review: Living the Constitution’s Bill of Rights

Jennifer A. Stewart, Moses Brown School
Friday 7/12/2019 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm - Room: Carlson L-114
It is vital for our students to understand the U.S. Constitution and the role of the courts; these institutions are difficult to teach in an engaging and empowering way. This workshop presents a project for high school students that asks them to examine how the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Bill of Rights has changed and to use that understanding to argue about the constitutionality of situations inspired by actual, contemporary Bill of Rights cases. Participants will complete a version of the project and explore the controversy of the U.S. Constitution as a “living document." This workshop is perfect for teachers of history, social studies, civics, and anyone interested in the U.S. Constitution. Teaching materials will be shared with attendees.