North African Youth Engage in Policy Dialogue

Jul 23, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Project Citizen

Youth and civil society leaders from Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya met in Hammamet, Tunisia, on June 5–7, 2014 to engage in public policy dialogue. Read the rest of this entry »

Philippines Holds National Project Citizen Showcase

Jun 11, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Project Citizen

Seven teams of high school students presented policy-based solutions to local problems at the 2014 Philippines National Project Citizen Showcase. The Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (PCCED), the Center’s Civitas International Programs partner in the Philippines, organized the showcase on April 5. Read the rest of this entry »

Malawi Teachers Educate Communities on Elections

May 19, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Foundations of Democracy, Project Citizen

Civitas Malawi provided teachers with professional development in democracy and election processes in the lead-up to Malawi’s first tripartite elections, taking place on May 20, 2014. Based at the Domasi College of Education, Civitas Malawi is the Center’s Civitas International Programs partner in Malawi and has expertise in localized adaptations of Center’s Project Citizen and Foundations of Democracy civic education programs. Read the rest of this entry »

Constitution in Spotlight for We the People National Finals

May 05, 2014 / 2014 National Finals, We the People

After three days of intense testimony on the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln High School of Portland, Oregon, placed first at the 27th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals, held April 26-28 at George Mason University in Virginia and on Capitol Hill. Fifty-six classes from 42 states competed for the coveted national title. Read the rest of this entry »

We the People Scholars Shine at Second Annual National Invitational

Apr 11, 2014 / We the People

Young constitutional scholars from nine middle and high schools participated in the Second Annual We the People National Invitational, held April 4-8 at George Mason University in Virginia. After three riveting days of competition, Brown County Junior High School of Nashville, Indiana, and Floyd Central High School of Floyd’s Knobs, Indiana, each placed first in their respective divisions.

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Oregon Champs Host Washington Champs in Portland

Mar 24, 2014 / 2014 National Finals

Oregon Champs Host Washington Champs in Portland
Students from Tahoma High School of Covington, Washington, and Lincoln High School, of Portland, Oregon, met in Portland recently in advance of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals.
After a month of planning between Tahoma teacher Gretchen Wulfing and Lincoln teacher Tim Swinehart, the Washington state champion We the People team from Tahoma High School spent the day in Portland, hosted by the Lincoln High School We the People team, the Oregon state champions.
The theme of the day was Fun, Friendship, and Learning. Activities together ranged from coach lectures, getting competition insight from past national judges based in Oregon, paired unit meetings to discuss follow-up questions, and some sightseeing of downtown Portland.

Students from Tahoma High School of Covington, Washington, and Lincoln High School, of Portland, Oregon, met in Portland recently in advance of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals. Read the rest of this entry »

Peruvian Students Find Public Policy Solutions for Their Communities

Feb 18, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Project Citizen

The Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs partner in Peru, Instituto Peruano de Educación en Derechos Humanos y la Paz, is working with the Peruvian Human Rights Education National Net to support young people in ten regions of Peru to participate in the Project Citizen civic education program. Read the rest of this entry »

Burmese Youth Develop Public Policies

Feb 18, 2014 / Civitas International Programs, Project Citizen

Youth in Mandalay and Rangoon, Burma, presented policy projects at Project Citizen showcase events organized with the support of King Prajadhipok’s Institute, the Center for Civic Education’s Civitas International Programs partner in Thailand. The events culminated months of work by student groups, facilitated by their teachers, to research community issues and develop policy proposals to address those issues. 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 »

We the People Aligned to Common Core

Dec 09, 2013 / We the People

All three levels of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution are now aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Read the rest of this entry »