ABA Division for Public Education Events
The Division for Public Education attends conferences and events around the country, and often presents special programs or resources. Resources relating to those events can be found here.
National Council for the Social Studies, November 21-23, 2014, Boston, MA
This session will explore how the Supreme Court has ruled on Fourth Amendment issues related to the human body--fingerprinting to strip searches to the collection of blood and DNA.
Session will explore primary sources related the landmark case U.S. v. Daniel Ellsberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom. Participants will receive resources for use with students.
Session will outline a step-by-step guide for reading and understanding federal court-issued injunctions. A document map of an injunction will serve as a guide. Resources will also be shared.
Uses primary sources to examine Walker v. Birmingham, the seminal Supreme Court case behind Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Explores relationship between rule of law and civil disobedience.
Commemorating Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law
As the world commemorates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, this session will offer a free teaching toolkit for discussing this foundational legal document in your classroom. Request your own teaching toolkit.
CRFC's Annual Conference for Teachers in Civics, Law, and Government (Oak Brook, Ill., Nov. 1)
Presenters: Tiffany Middleton and Mark Cohen
National Council for History Education, March 22, 2014, Albuquerque, NM
Session will explore rule of law in the American West through the 1865 trial of “Wild Bill” Hickok, accused of shooting and killing Davis Tutt; and the connections between the real life trial and the myths of the American West, gunfighters, and frontier justice.
National Council for the Social Studies, November 21-24, 2013, St. Louis, MO
This session will explore primary sources related to the landmark case U.S. v. Rosenberg, and discuss how to incorporate federal trials into the classroom.
Session will outline a step-by-step guide for reading and understanding U.S. Supreme Court opinions.
Courts have played an important role in ensuring legal equality. This session will examine the law's shaping of racial and workplace equality as examples of how courts attempt to referee controversial issues.