Nevada We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
July 31-August 6, 2006
Sierra Nevada College ~ Incline Village, Nevada
This summer institute is directed by the Center for Civic Education and funded by the U.S. Department of Education by Act of Congress and sponsored by the State Bar of Nevada, Center for Civic Education, and Nevada Humanities
The State Bar of Nevada is pleased to announce the sixth Nevada We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Summer Institute. This residential institute is an intensive, week-long professional development program on the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights for elementary, middle and high school teachers.
The purpose of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Summer Institute is to provide teachers with the content, teaching methods, and assessment strategies to help you effectively implement the curriculum through the use of both the text and the simulated congressional hearing activity. Participants work with constitutional scholars such as UNR History Professor Scott Casper, UNLV Professor of History and Law David Tanenhaus, and the Honorable Susan Leeson, former Associate Justice Oregon Supreme Court and Professor of Political Science at Williamette University. In addition, they learn from experienced teacher-mentors who assist participants in discussing the challenges of teaching civic education and preparing for the culminating hearing. They also conduct sessions demonstrating teaching methods appropriate to the We the People curriculum.
Sierra Nevada College is located in Incline Village at Lake Tahoe surrounded by mountains and scenic beauty. Its modern classroom and dormitory facilities make it an ideal location for study and reflection
Participation in the Institute results in a professional development program worth more than $2000 at a participant cost of only $45 (which includes all room, board, transportation, and materials for the week). Participants will receive a personal library of resource material and will be obligated to conduct a simulated hearing in his or her courtroom.