The Declaration of Independence
English and Early American Influences on the development of the U.S. Constitution
The Constitutional Convention
The Federalist and Anti-Federalist debates
The articles of the U.S. Constitution.Join us and experience hands-on lessons that allow learners to engage with the content and gain a deeper understanding of our nation's history. Explore lessons and strategies that support student success and enrich existing curriculum. Participants receive access to all materials upon completion of the course.
Course Credit: Teachers will receive 21 hours for this institute.Summer 2023 In Person Offerings June 12-14, 2023 HEB ISD Pat May Center - Bedford, Texas Region 10 Register Here Region 11 Register Here Outside of these regions and want to attend? Contact Dodie Kasper to register June 28-30, 2023 Temple Texas Region 12 Register Here Region 13 Register Here Outside of these regions and want to attend? Contact Dodie Kasper to register Virtual Institute will allow participants to work at their own pace on portions of the institute, learn from consultants in live sessions, and demonstrate their learning through a variety of activities. July 24, 26, 28, 2023 Live Sessions from 10:00-11:30 a.m. on each of the three days Access the virtual registration tab on this page to register.
Course Credit: Teachers will receive 12 hours for this institute.Summer 2023 In Person Offerings June 5-6, 2023 Mt. Pleasant - Region 8 Hosting Register Here June 26-27, 2023 Waxahachie ISD Hosting Region 10 Register Here Region 11 Register Here Outside of these regions and want to attend? Contact Dodie Kasper to register July 24-25, 2023 Edinburg - Region 1 Hosting Register Here Virtual Institute for Teaching the Tough TEKS will allow participants to work at their own pace on portions of the institute, learn from consultants in live sessions, and demonstrate their learning through a variety of activities. July 20-21, 2023 Live Sessions from 9:00- Noon each day Access the virtual registration tab on this page to register
- Mix, Match, Freeze on Key STAAR Dates
- Review Dominoes for every era of history
- History in Pictures - Utilize visuals to review and tell the political, economic, and social history of our nation
- Hexagonal Thinking of each era
- Review crossword puzzles
Do you need help with your district professional development staff days?
Let Law-Related Education help you customize learning for your elementary and secondary audiences. From one hour to six hour sessions, these low to no cost options can help you meet the content and pedagogy needs of your teachers.
School districts, regional service centers, local bar associations, and other entities can request programs throughout the year. Please contact Jan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about setting up a session.
The following topics are currently available. Let us help you mix and match.
- Using event cards
- Navigating the website
- Using literature to teach Social Studies
- Simulations for the elementary classroom
- Characteristics of Good Citizens
- Community Helpers
- Symbols, Customs, and Celebrations
- Systems of Government
- Country Cards
- LRE Website Exploration
- Mock Trials
- Civic Engagement/Civics Works
- Understanding Eras of Texas History
- Comparing Texas Constitutions
- Unique Branches of Texas Government
- Civil Rights and Modern Era in Texas
- Institutions of Government
- Principles of the Constitution (both U.S. and Texas)
- U.S. Constitution
- Bill of Rights
- Public Policy
- Interest Groups/Political Parties
- Presidential Nomination Process
- Judicial Nomination Process
- Incorporation and the Bill of Rights
- Founding Documents
- Constitutional Convention
- Origin and Evolution of Political Parties
- Early Republic - Domestic Policies
- Early Republic - Foreign Policies
- Civil War
- Gilded and Progressive Eras
- New Deal and Changing Role of Government
- Conflicts in U.S. History
- Civil Rights
- Modern America
- Review Strategies for STAAR and/or EOC
Virtual Course Information:LRE will be utilizing Canvas, a learning management system, for all virtual courses.
Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace on portions of the institute, learn from consultants in live Zoom sessions, and demonstrate their learning through a variety of activities.
Funding Note: While this course is provided free of charge to participants, once an educator logs on to the course, Law-Related Education is charged for a license. Please help us be good stewards of our grant funds by only signing up if you are intending to complete the course.
For additional details about our virtual learning format, click here
Summer Registration opens April 1, 2023.