Judge Warren presents at Social Studies event


Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren recently presented at the Michigan Counsel for Social Studies Annual Conference in two sessions. Both presentations were well received and attended by K-12 social studies teachers.  His first presentation addressed how teachers can leverage Patriot Week in their classrooms to improve student learning about American history and civics.  He co-presented with the Patriot Week Foundation’s Education Consultant, Tara Haywood, a social studies teacher at Portage North Middle School.  

Patriot Week spans from 9/11 (the anniversary of the terrorist attacks) to 9/17 (the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution—Constitution Day).   Patriot Week renews the spirit of America by celebrating our founding First Principles, key documents and speeches, founding fathers and other great patriots, and flags from our history.  The commemoration was co-founded by Warren with his then 10-year-old, daughter, Leah.  For more information visit www.PatriotWeek.org.  

His second presentation, “Are We in a Constitutional Crisis?” provided teachers with a concrete framework by which students can analyze this compelling question.  Warren relied heavily on his book, “America’s Survival Guide, How to Stop America’s Impending Suicide by Reclaiming Our First Principles and History,” which focuses on the First Principles of Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the Constitution, Civil War, Civil Rights Struggles, and suggestions for renewing the spirit of America. Additional information is available at www.AmericasSurvivalGuide.com.    

Warren is a former member of the Michigan State Board of Education. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cornerstone Education Group as education chair.