New Lessons Available for Constitution Day

Sep 09, 2015 / Constitution Day

New lessons for grades 4-5 and 9-12 are available for Constitution Day and Citizenship Week on the Center’s website. The upper elementary level lesson, “What Should the Representative Do?,” deals with the legislative process and how lawmakers can communicate with their constituents. The key element in the lesson is a simulated public hearing. Read the rest of this entry »

The Year Ahead

Jan 15, 2014 / 2014 National Finals, 60-Second Civics, American Civic Education Teacher Awards, Announcements, Citizens, Not Spectators, Civitas International Programs, Constitution Day, Lesson Plans, We the People

It should be an exciting year for the Center and for civic education in the United States as more Americans awaken to the realization that our nation’s future depends on the informed participation of citizens in local, state, and national government. This year will include two We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution national competitions, a new We the People middle school ebook, a Project Citizen National Showcase, Constitution Day, and the November elections. Read the rest of this entry »

Constitution Day Is Approaching: Are You Ready?

Aug 20, 2013 / Constitution Day

Constitution Day, September 17 of every year, commemorates the signing of the Constitution in 1787. The Center for Civic Education proudly offers a wide selection of free lessons for K-12 students on its Constitution Day page. Read the rest of this entry »

Teach the Fundamentals of American Democracy This Constitution Day

Jul 31, 2013 / Constitution Day

Are you prepared for Constitution Day? The Center offers a broad array of free, downloadable lessons on the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and citizenship on our Constitution Day homepage. Read the rest of this entry »