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 »

Andrus Center for Public Policy and We the People Idaho Win Grant Award

Dec 09, 2013 / We the People

The Idaho Humanities Council awarded the Andrus Center for Public Policy and Idaho We the People a grant for professional development for their project, “The Role of Dissent in American History, Politics, and Law.” Read the rest of this entry »

We the People Students Take Note: App from Library of Congress Digs Deeply into Constitution

Nov 20, 2013 / We the People

An app launched on Constitution Day by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office seeks to “make analysis and interpretation of constitutional case law by Library experts accessible for free to anyone with a computer or mobile device.” Read the rest of this entry »

New Teacher and Classroom Tools for the We the People Ebook

Nov 13, 2013 / Level 3 Enhanced Ebook, We the People

The We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution enhanced ebook for high school students has been updated to include a powerful set of teacher tools that make managing your We the People classroom even easier. Teachers can now organize their students into different classes, create groups and group assignments, and see how each student is doing at a glance. Read the rest of this entry »

Win a Classroom Set of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Textbooks or Enhanced Ebooks

Nov 13, 2013 / Announcements, Level 3 Enhanced Ebook, We the People

The Center for Civic Education and Share My Lesson have partnered to offer our teachers the opportunity to win a free classroom set of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution textbooks or the new enhanced ebook. Enter by visiting www.ShareMyLesson.com/cce and signing up for Share My Lesson.

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