Hatton W. Sumners Elementary Institutes

Kids Are Citizens, Too! (Kindergarten to 2nd grades)

Kids need to understand basic concepts such as the need for rules and laws, characteristics of a good citizen and respect for authority. This institute will provide resources that demonstrate these concepts as well as the symbols, customs, and celebrations that represent America’s identity. Materials will include hands-on activities and the use of children’s literature and biographical information to help teach students about the notable historic figures featured in the TEKS standards.



Celebrating Freedom—Elementary Style (3rd to 5th grades)

Explore language arts and social studies curriculum that commemorates Celebrate Freedom Week. Valuable content will be presented by history experts, followed by interactive LRE strategies to teach the importance of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Materials will include hands-on activities and the use of children’s literature and biographical information to help teach students about the notable historic figures featured in the TEKS standards.