May 2018 Newsletter Print E-mail

News from the Center for Civic Education

The We the People National Finals and Invitational, and More in This Month's Newsletter.


We the People National Finals Showcases Students' Constitutional Knowledge

Fifty-two high school teams from across the country brought their constitutional knowledge to the National Conference Center for this year's We the People National Finals, impressing us all with their understandings of history, government, and current events.

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We the People National Invitational Hosts Ten Middle School Teams

The sixth annual We the People National Invitational hosted ten middle school teams who showcased their knowledge of the Constitution by competing in simulated congressional hearings at the National Conference Center from May 4 to May 8.

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Quick Quiz! District lines are drawn by a variety of entities, and if voters are dissatisfied with the outcomes, they may

A. simply ignore them.
B. paint new lines across the districts.
C. challenge the districting maps in court.
D. choose not to vote.

Read on to learn the answer!


LEAD Mongolia Project Promotes Civic Education Using Center for Civic Education Resources

The Center for Citizenship Education is implementing Project Citizen in Mongolia, along with civic education professional development and resources, such as a translated version of Foundations of Democracy.

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Support Civic Education!

Your support is what helps us continue the mission of civic education, increasing the constitutional knowledge and civic engagement of young people across the country! Check out our students talking about what civic engagement means to them at this year's We the People National Finals.


Share Your Perspective on Civic Education in the United States

Do you think we provide quality civic education in the United States? A coalition of civic learning leaders is conducting a nationwide survey of students, educators, school administrators, parents, civic learning providers, funders, academics, and others. The online survey is less than fifteen minutes!

Take the survey!

Quiz Answer!

C.challenge the districting maps in court.

For more quizzes and learning opportunities, check out the 60-Second Civics podcast and daily civics quiz!


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