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January 15, 2008
Teaching About World Religions in Public Schools – Part II

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SBCSS West End Educational Service Center, Rancho Cucamonga
This conference will feature scholar presentations and teacher demonstration lessons on key topics in the California History-Social Science Standards related to teaching about religion. Topics include Hinduism, Buddhism, and the 16th Century Religious Reformations.

February 5, 2008
Religion in American History Institute Part I Follow-up Meeting

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This is a follow-up session for participants in Part I of the 3Rs-San Joaquin-San Bernardino-Orange County Department of Education Teaching American History Project will be focused on the topic Catholics in American History.

February 21, 2008
Religion in Public Education – Issues and Curriculum
2008 Curriculum & Instruction Leadership Symposium

Asilomar Conference Center
This session will be for history-social science and science curriculum specialists and county office and school district administrators featuring an overview of the CA3Rs principles and the topics of concern in California.

March 6, 2008
Teaching About Religion in World History Classes: Avoiding the Pitfalls
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
California World History Association Annual Conference Session – World Affairs Council, San Francisco
Teaching about world religions can be controversial. Teachers must have knowledge of religious content, an understanding of legal constraints, and a respectful manner. This workshop provides information about and examples of all three.

March 7, 2008
Religion in American History – What to Teach and How

California Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference Session Marriott Hotel, Oakland
Teaching about religion in American History can be controversial. Teachers must have knowledge of American history content related to religion and its influence, an understanding of legal constraints, and a respectful manner. This workshop provides information about religion’s influence on American history and example lessons.

April 14, 2008
Religion in American History Part II – Final Follow-up Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SBCSS West End Educational Service Center
Rancho Cucamonga

This is a follow-up session for participants in Part II of the 3Rs-San Joaquin-San Bernardino-Orange County Department of Education Teaching American History Project will feature sessions on Finding Common Ground and lesson presentations by teacher leaders. The session is open to all educators.

January 15, 2008
Teaching About World Religions in Public Schools – Part II

8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SBCSS West End Educational Service Center, Rancho Cucamonga
This conference will feature scholar presentations and teacher demonstration lessons on key topics in the California History-Social Science Standards related to teaching about religion. Topics include Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism.

February 5, 2008
Religion in American History Institute Part I Follow-up Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
San Joaquin County Office of Education
This is a follow-up session for participants in Part I of the 3Rs-San Joaquin-San Bernardino-Orange County Department of Education Teaching American History Project.

February 20-22, 2008
Religion in Public Education – Issues and Curriculum
Time TBA
Curriculum and Instruction Conference Session
Asilomar Conference Center
This session will be for history-social science and science curriculum specialists and county office and school district administrators featuring an overview of the CA3Rs principles and the topics of concern in California.

March 6, 2008
Teaching About Religion in World History Classes: Avoiding the Pitfalls
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
California World History Association Annual Conference Session – World Affairs Council, San Francisco
Teaching about world religions can be controversial. Teachers must have knowledge of religious content, an understanding of legal constraints, and a respectful manner. This workshop provides information about and examples of all three.

March 7, 2008
Religion in American History – What to Teach and How

California Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference Session
Marriott Hotel, Oakland

Teaching about religion in American History can be controversial. Teachers must have knowledge of American history content related to religion and its influence, an understanding of legal constraints, and a respectful manner. This workshop provides information about and example lessons.

April 14, 2008
Religion in American History Part II – Final Follow-up Meeting

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SBCSS West End Educational Service Center
Rancho Cucamonga
This is a follow-up session for participants in Part II of the 3Rs-San Joaquin-San Bernardino-Orange County Department of Education Teaching American History Project will feature sessions on Finding Common Ground and lesson presentations by teacher leaders. The session is open to all educators.

May 14, 2008

California Three Rs Steering Committee/Regional Leads Meeting

9:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m.
California Three Rs Steering Advisory Committee Meeting
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
California Department of Education, Sacramento
These are the annual planning and communication meetings for the California Three Rs Project. Participation is by membership on either the Advisory Board or the Planning/Regional Leads Committee.

June 16-20, 2008
Religion in American History Institute Part II

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton
This institute is part of the US Department of Education Teaching American History program. Participants will learn about the influence of religion in America during the 19th and 20th centuries and about the evolution of religious liberty through the study of events, documents, and Supreme Court cases.

July 14-18, 2008
Religion in American History Institute Part I

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa
This institute is part of the US Department of Education Teaching American History program. Participants will learn about the influence of religion in America from pre-Columbian times through the early 19th century and about the evolution of religious liberty from Puritan dissident Roger Williams to the framing of the Constitution and First Amendment.

September 13, 2008
Freedom of Conscience – Cornerstone of America’s Constitutional Liberties

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
UC Irvine
This Constitution Day conference features keynote speakers Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, College of Law, University of California, Irvine, and Charles Haynes, Senior Scholar, Freedom Forum Fist Amendment Center, Washington D.C. Small group sessions led by teacher leaders feature
lesson demonstrations and resources on First Amendment topics for elementary, middle, and high school educators appropriate for school Constitution Day programs and classroom use.

October 25, 2008
Moral and Ethical Questions Raised by the Holocaust

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Kellogg West Conference Center – Cal Poly Pomona
Democratic institutions and values are not automatically sustained but rather must be appreciated, nurtured, and protected. Study of the period before and after the Holocaust demonstrates that this horrific historical era occurred because individuals, organizations, and governments made choices that fostered hatred and legalized the discrimination that ultimately led to mass murder. This conference focuses on the First Amendment rights that underpin American democracy and on ways to teach about the Holocaust that helps students understand and question individual decisions of people about human rights. This conference program is sponsored by the California Three Rs Project, and Cal Poly University, Pomona, Department of Education, in cooperation with the National Holocaust Memorial Museum.