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Saturday October 22, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM CDT
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Dillon II, Hinton Center
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren
Houston, TX 77074

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3100 Weslayan, Suite 375
Houston, TX 77027 
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Professional Development Teacher & Citizen Workshop:
"The History and Foundation of Religious Freedom in America"

Please join us on Saturday, October 22, 2016 for a professional development teacher's workshop hosted by the American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF), the Center for Law & Liberty at Houston Baptist University (CLL-HBU), and the HBU School of Education.

The topic of the workshop will be "The History and Foundation of Religious Freedom in America."  Three scholars will discuss the emergence of religious tolerance in America, religious freedom as a natural right, the First Amendment, and the relationship of Church and State.  In addition, three teachers will present lessons/teaching strategies on these topics.  The program is open to educators from both public and private schools, and it will be of particular interest to History, Government, and Social Studies teachers.  Interested citizens are welcome. 

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Where:  Dillon II, Hinton Center

Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren
Houston, Texas 77074

Attendees will receive:

  • Presentations from three scholars who will help you better understand the history and foundation of religious freedom in America
  • Teaching strategies will be presented by three educators.
  • An opportunity for Q & A and discussion with scholars/educators in this field.
  • First time AHEF workshop attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Miracle of America book
  • All attendees will receive a Certificate offered through the HBU School of Education for 3.0 credit hours of Professional Development.
  • Lunch will be provided.


  • Dr. John Tyler, Associate Professor of Law, Houston Baptist University
  • Michael Gollihugh, Educator
  • Angela Kamrath, AHEF President and The Miracle of America Author
  • Carol Delac, Educator
  • Dr. Chris Hammons, Director, Center for Law & Liberty, and Professor of Government, Houston Baptist University
  • Lesley Clinton, Educator

Registration Fee:  $30 per person.  This program is underwritten by the American Heritage Education Foundation.  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.  (Mailed payments must arrive to AHEF before the day of the event.)

Copies of The Miracle of America book will be available at the event for $30 (cash or check only, while supplies last).  First time workshop attendees are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the book.

Now available!  The Miracle of America High School Teacher Course Guide and America's Heritage: An Experiment in Self-Government new middle and high school lesson plans will be available in printed binder format for purchase at the event for $55 each (cash or check only, while supplies last).  In addition, these resources can be downloaded for free by signing up as a member (no cost) on the AHEF website.  For more information about AHEF resources, please visit the AHEF website at www.americanheritage.org.


9:00 am     Check-In and Coffee
9:30 am     Welcome and Overview
9:45 am     Session One:  Religious Tolerance Emerges in America
                 Presented by Dr. John Tyler, Associate Professor of Law, HBU

10:25 am   Teaching Strategies presented by Michael Gollihugh, Educator
10:45 am   Break
10:55 am   Session Two:  Religious Freedom as a Natural Right
                 Presented by Angela Kamrath, Author of The Miracle of America, President of AHEF
11:25 am   Teaching Strategies presented by Carol DeLac, Educator
11:45 pm   Lunch/Break
12:25 pm   Session Three:  First Amendment and Relationship of Church and State
                   Presented by Dr. Chris Hammons, Director of the Center for Law & Liberty and Professor                                     of Government, HBU
1:05 pm     Teaching Strategies presented by Lesley Clinton, Educator
1:25 pm     Break
1:35 pm     Questions and Answers/Discussion
1:50 pm     Concluding Comments and Feedback
                   Distribution of Professional Development Certificates & Dismissal