Wyoming Teachers Attend Heart Mountain Professional Development Seminar

Nov 23, 2015 / Project Citizen, We the People

Wyoming teachers recently attended a two-day professional development seminar focused on the historical and constitutional issues surrounding the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Wyoming History Day, We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, and We the People: Project Citizen conducted seminar for teachers October 16–18, 2015, at the Heart Mountain Interpretive Learning Center at Heart Mountain, Wyoming. Read the rest of this entry »

Updated We the People High School Textbook Enriches Study of the Constitution

Sep 09, 2015 / We the People

Just in time for the new school year, the Center has released an updated fourth edition of its flagship high school civics and government textbook, We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution.

“We’ve brought We the People up to date with the latest Supreme Court cases, including Shelby County v. Holder, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and this summer’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges,” said Robert S. Leming, national director of the We the People Programs. “We’ve also expanded our in-depth explanation of when and how government can limit freedom of expression.” Read the rest of this entry »

Latest Research Shows Benefits of the We the People Program

Jun 12, 2015 / Reports, Research, We the People

The Center is pleased to announce that a research team led by Professor Diana Owen of Georgetown University has just released the first of four reports on the results of an intensive quasi-experimental design study of the effects of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution professional development and curricular programs on classroom instruction and student outcomes. The study took place in schools in Indiana during the 2014–15 academic year. 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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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 »

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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