The Center for Civic Education is proud to offer Presidents’ Day lessons for grades 4-12 at http://civiced.org/presidentsday. These free, ready-to-use lessons will engage your students in learning about these important presidents and how they shaped the history and Constitution of our nation. Each lesson was written and reviewed by scholars and contains questions to test student knowledge. Read the rest of this entry »
Maryland Local Education Agency Plans to Adopt Simulated Congressional Hearings in All Elementary Schools
Feb 12, 2013 / We the People
The Howard County Public School System is planning for all forty-one elementary schools to begin implementing simulated congressional hearings during the 2013-2014 school year. Read the rest of this entry »
In this inspiring video, We the People students from teacher Michael Gordon’s class at Munster High School in Indiana describe the difference their study of the Constitution has made in their lives.
Professors Carie Green of the Department of Education Foundations at Idaho State University and William Medina-Jerez of the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Texas–El Paso co-authored an article on the use of the Center’s Project Citizen in the teaching of science. Read the rest of this entry »
On September 17, students from Amideast’s Access 7 program showcased the public policy proposals they developed through Project Citizen, adapted for use in Lebanon by the Lebanese Center for Civic Education.
On September 8, 2012, the fifth annual Project Citizen National Finals in South Africa was held in the chamber of the Kwazulu-Natal Legislature in Pietermaritzburg. The chamber dates from 1889 and the room was once graced by presentations from Mahatma Gandhi and Winston Churchill.
More than seven hundred students participated in the 2012 Project Citizen showcase in Manila, Philippines. Las Pinas National High School was awarded “Best in Showcase” for their policy project on plastic waste.
About 1,500 students in India’s Bihar state participated in Learning Links Foundation’s Hindi adaptation of the Center for Civic Education’s Project Citizen curricular program. Pictured are students conducting field work in a rural community.
There’s great news for those of you who love to read on your iPads, Kindles, iPhones, and other devices: We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, which happens to be the world’s best civics textbook for high school students, is now available for only $9.99 in the Kindle Store: http://www.amazon.com/We-People-High-School-ebook/dp/B008N5QKHQ/
As with all Kindle ebooks, you can now read We the People wherever you are, online or offline. Students and teachers will benefit from the Kindle app’s many features: highlighting, notetaking, lending to other users (that’s right!), and adjusting font and size, among many others.
The Kindle edition of We the People makes the perfect choice for students who want the flexibility of reading the book on their favorite device wherever they are. Parents can use it to follow along with their kids, help answer questions they might have, and actually understand what they are talking about at the dinner table.
The Kindle edition of We the People joins Project Citizen as the second of the Center’s textbooks to be available for the Kindle (Project Citizen can be purchased here: http://www.amazon.com/Project-Citizen-Level-Grades-ebook/dp/B005M556F2).
Over the next month, the Center will be rolling out two more Kindle ebooks: the middle school (Level 2) and elementary school (Level 1) editions of We the People.
And stay tuned, because the Center is also rolling out these same student textbooks for Apple’s iBooks.
Schools that wish to purchase large quantities (25 or more copies) of We the People can contact Mark Gage (email@example.com) for more information.
Apr 03, 2012 / Project Citizen
Seventh-grade Project Citizen students from Dan McCarty School in Fort Pierce, Florida, noticed a problem: low voter turnout. Using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, they started a campaign to engage Florida residents in the voting process.