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Virtual More Perfect Union Summer Institute

Making the Constitution Come Alive

July 28-29, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The More Perfect Union Summer Institute is a two day virtual professional development opportunity designed specifically for middle school teachers who want to increase their knowledge of the Constitution and make the Constitution come alive for their students.

Day one will feature a recent U.S. Supreme Court case appropriate for middle school students presented by a legal expert and former U.S. Supreme Court law clerk via Zoom. Day two will feature dynamic lessons and strategies designed to show students how the Constitution applies to their lives incorporating the content from day one. The Institute will feature resources about the Constitution along with classroom-ready materials.

Participation is FREE. You must register for each session separately. Both sessions take place from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. One professional development credit is available per one hour session.


For more information about the More Perfect Union Summer Institute, contact Dee Runaas.

A Professional Development Program for Middle School Teachers to Enrich and Enliven Your Teaching of the U.S. Constitution

Day 1 - July 28

Chiafalo v. Washington


Day 2 - July 29

Effective Strategies for Learning about the Constitution


Participants will receive:

  • up to 3 PD units
  • lessons from the More Perfect Union curriculum
  • Resource List
  • We the People Middle School program information

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