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Saturday October 25, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Dillon II, Hinton Center
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren
Houston, TX 77074

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AHEF Staff
3100 Weslayan, Suite 375
Houston, TX 77027 
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Professional Development Teacher's Workshop: Exploring the Influence of Judeo-Christian Principles on the American Founding 

A solid understanding of American history should not neglect the influence of religion on the American founding.  Unfortunately, this topic is often overlooked in history and government classes due to lack of resources and/or understanding, misinformation, or fear of exploring the topic.

Please join us on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 for a professional development teacher's workshop hosted by the American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF), the Center for Law & Liberty at Houston Baptist University, and the HBU School of Education.  This half-day workshop will explore the influence of religious principles on our nation's founding.  Three scholars from HBU will discuss the connection between Judeo-Christian values and American founding principles through an examination of documents such as the Mayflower Compact, the Declaration  of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution.  The program is open to educators from both public and private schools, and it will be of particular interest to History and Government teachers.  

When:  Saturday, October 25, 2014 
:30 am to 3:00 pm

Where:  Dillon II, Hinton Center
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren
Houston, Texas 77074

Attendees will receive:

  • A complimentary copy (a $45 value) of The Miracle of America - a new reference book filled with primary sources, history, and critical analysis of American founding documents  (www.miracleofamerica.net, www.americanheritage.org)
  • Presentations from three scholars who will help you understand and critically evaluate key documents from the American founding
  • An opportunity for discussion and Q & A with experts in this field
  • A Certificate offered through the HBU School of Education for 3.5 credit hours of Professional Development
  • Lunch will be provided

Registration Fee:  $30 per person.  This program is underwritten by the American Heritage Education Foundation, Inc.  Seating is limited.

Reserve a space now by registering.  Fill out the online registration form and make your payment online or by mailing a check to AHEF, 3100 Weslayan, Suite 375, Houston, TX 77027.

Registration Deadline:  October 23, 2014  

9:30 am Check-In and Coffee
10:00 am Welcome,  Overview, and Teaching Strategies
10:30 am Session One:  The Mayflower Compact
          Presented by Dr. Christopher Hammons, Professor of Government
11:20 am Break
11:30 am Session Two:  The Declaration of Independence
          Presented by Dr. Tony Joseph, Professor of History
12:20 pm Break
12:30 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Session Three:  The U.S. Constitution
          Presented by Dr. Robert Stacey, Professor of Government
1:50 pm Break
2:00 pm Questions and Answers
2:30 pm Concluding Comments and Feedback
2:45 pm Dismissal