• We the People: The Citizen & Democracy

    We the People National FinalsComing This Summer: We the People: The Citizen & Democracy
    This summer, the Center will be releasing a new addition to the We the People family: the first edition of We the People: The Citizen & Democracy. This new textbook for grades 3-5  explains the fundamental principles and values of the American democratic republic contained in the Declaration of Independence and Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. It is lavishly illustrated with cartoons that help explain the fundamental principles of representative democracy. 

  • We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 1

    We the People National FinalsNew Edition of We the People Level 1 Textbook to Be ReleasedA new fourth edition of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 1 for upper elementary students, will be released in summer 2019. This completely updated edition contains new content and images. When the text is released in August, a detailed list of updates will be provided to make it easier for teachers to integrate the new textbook. 

  • In Memoriam: Margaret Stimmann Branson

    In Memoriam: Margaret Stimmann Branson  
    Long-serving Center for Civic Education associate director Dr. Margaret Branson passed away on Wednesday, May 15. Branson made remarkable contributions to civic education in the United States and throughout the world. She was the author of numerous textbooks and professional articles. She was a principal researcher and author of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, the National Standards for Civics and Government, and many other works. 

  • Rep. Kim Schrier Congratulates Tahoma High School

    Rep Kim SchrierRep. Kim Schrier Congratulates Tahoma High School on the House Floor  

    U.S. Representative Kim Schrier from Washington recognized Tahoma High School and teacher Gretchen Wulfing on the floor of the House of Representatives in this video from CSPAN. Tahoma placed ninth in the recent We the People National Finals. 


  • ournetworkThe Center's Network
    Our network of state and district coordinators supports We the People by conducting local teacher professional development, holding conferences, and organizing local and state hearings.

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  • companionGet More out of We the People
    High school students: get the most out of your study of We the People by visiting the We the People companion site.

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