We the People by Judge Leonard Padilla

Sep 09, 2015 / E-news, We the People

“What procedural due process rights should be granted to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay?”

Usually, as a workers’ compensation judge, I’m not called upon to ponder such issues. My mind tends to be focused on impairment ratings, modifiers, and disability. Today, however, I’m sitting in a large lecture hall at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., thinking of follow-up questions to ask a panel of “experts” who just finished a rapid fire opening statement of their view on constitutional law—specifically the Bill of Rights. Read the rest of this entry »

We the People Elementary Text Available through NIMAC

Sep 03, 2015 / E-news

The Center’s elementary-level We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution textbook is now available through the National Instructional Materials Access Center. NIMAC is a federally funded organization that makes print instructional materials easily accessible to qualifying blind, visually-impaired, or print-disabled students in specialized formats, such as braille, audio, or digital text. Read the rest of this entry »

American Lawyers Alliance Announces Teacher of the Year Award

Sep 02, 2015 / E-news

Three law-related education teachers  received the American Lawyers Alliance Teacher of the Year Award: Robert Priest of Van Wert High School in Van Wert, Ohio, Jill Baisinger of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Robert Ames of Oyster-Adams Bilingual School in Washington, D.C., who was the middle school winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Grant High School Places First in We the People National Finals

May 04, 2015 / E-news

Grant High School of Portland, Oregon, placed first at the 28th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals, held April 24-27 at George Mason University and on Capitol Hill. Fifty-six classes from 43 states and the District of Columbia competed for the coveted national title.

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ACETA Teachers Visit Nation’s Capital

Aug 04, 2014 / E-news

The 2013 American Civic Education Teacher Awards winners, Doug Oswald (left) and Dave Alcox (right), visited Washington, D.C., for two days recently where they met with their members of Congress and the House historian. Read the rest of this entry »

Join Us at NCSS!

Nov 13, 2013 / Announcements, E-news, Level 3 Enhanced Ebook, National Council for the Social Studies

The Center will be attending the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference in St. Louis this month. The meeting, held November 22-24 at the Cervantes Convention Center at America’s Center, will be dedicated to the topic of Social Studies: Gateway to the Core of Learning. The Center will be exhibiting at booth 202. Read the rest of this entry »

Video Highlights We the People Ebook Partnership

Oct 07, 2013 / E-news, Level 3 Enhanced Ebook, We the People

A video featuring the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution enhanced ebook was released on Constitution Day to highlight the Center’s partnership with global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome Back to School! Civics Resources for the New School Year

Aug 23, 2013 / E-news, Lesson Plans

A new school year has started and you are probably wondering where to get high-quality materials and resources for your civics classroom. The Center for Civic Education has the answer. Read the rest of this entry »

Video from the Bicentennial of the Constitution Available on YouTube

Aug 18, 2013 / E-news

An Introduction to the Political Philosophy of the Constitution, a 1987 video produced by Center as part of the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, is now available on YouTube. In the video, Professor Duane Smith speaks about some of the basic ideas underlying the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Read the rest of this entry »

Center Releases New We the People Ebook

Jul 31, 2013 / Announcements, E-news

The Center has just completed transforming the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution high school textbook into a highly interactive, cloud-based online resource that can be used as a self-directed or peer-to-peer tutorial, in blended learning classes, and as the basis for online courses.

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