• Teach Constitution Day with Free Lessons from the Center for Civic Education

    constitutionday2012Teach Constitution Day with Free Lessons from the Center for Civic Education
    Teach Constitution Day this year with lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high schools. "How Should We Choose People for Positions of Authority?" teaches students how to identify the requirements of a position of authority and the qualifications a person should possess to fill that position. An additional lesson explores the lives of the Framers through a series of one-minute podcasts.
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  • We the People State Hearing Questions Available

    wtp statequestionsWe the People State Hearing Questions AvailableThe 2018-19 state-level hearing questions are now available! The questions will be used in statewide high school We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competitions held across the nation. Winners of the state competitions qualify to compete at the We the People National Finals.
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  • We the People Teacher Wins ALA Teacher of the Year Award

    ALAShowcaseWe the People Teacher Wins ALA Teacher of the Year AwardChristopher Cavanaugh, a We the People teacher who taught at Plainfield High School in Indiana in 2018, is one of this year’s Law-Related Education Teachers of the Year! Awarded annually by the American Lawyers Alliance, this award recognizes teachers who have made significant contributions in the area of law-related education and who have developed programs that help students recognize their civic responsibilities.
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  • New Resource Center and Scholar Videos Available!

    We the People Resource CenterNew Resource Center and Scholar Videos Available!The redesigned We the People Resource Center is now available and includes the newly released James Madison Legacy Project videos. The We the People Resource Center is the companion website to the fourth edition of the We the People Level 3 (high school) textbook. The JMLP videos, found in the Media section for each lesson, feature constitutional scholars discussing each section of the textbook. Downloadable student questions and closed captioning are available.
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    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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