Hearings

The We the People program's culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students "testify" before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take, and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues.

How to Conduct a We the People Hearing Online
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Upper Elementary

Find resource materials to help conduct simulated congressional hearings in your classroom.
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Middle School

Find resource materials to help conduct simulated congressional hearings in your classroom.
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High School

Find resource materials to help conduct simulated congressional hearings in your classroom.
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Hearing Questions

View a collection of current and past hearing questions at all grade levels and at congressional district, state and national levels.
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National Finals
National Invitational


Learn more about the National Finals and the National Invitational.
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Judges' Resources

Learn about judging simulated congressional hearings and view resources, including an orientation video, textbooks, and more.

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