• Teach Constitution Day with Free Lessons from the Center for Civic Education

    constitutionday2012Teach Constitution Day with Free Lessons from the Center for Civic Education
    Teach Constitution Day this year with Foundations of Democracy lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high schools.  In addition, the lesson "What Is Democracy?" is available from our new We the People: The Citizen & Democracy textbook for grades 3–5. Students learn a very simple definition of democracy from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. 
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  • We the People State Hearing Questions Available

    wtp statequestionsWe the People State Hearing Questions AvailableThe 2019-20 state-level hearing questions are now available! The questions will be used in statewide high school We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competitions held across the nation. Winners of the state competitions qualify to compete at the We the People National Finals.
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  • We the People: The Citizen & Democracy

    We the People National FinalsNow Available: We the People: The Citizen & Democracy
    The Center has released a new addition to the We the People family: the first edition of We the People: The Citizen & Democracy. This new textbook for grades 3-5  explains the fundamental principles and values of the American democratic republic contained in the Declaration of Independence and Preamble to the Constitution. It is illustrated with cartoons that help explain fundamental principles. Sample lesson. Order now.
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  • We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 1

    We the People National FinalsNew Edition of We the People Level 1 Textbook ReleasedA new fourth edition of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution, Level 1 for upper elementary students is now available. This completely updated edition contains new content and images. Online student and teacher resource centers are also available.  Order your copy of We the People today! 
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  • ournetworkThe Center's Network
    Our network of state and district coordinators supports We the People by conducting local teacher professional development, holding conferences, and organizing local and state hearings.

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  • findusFind Us on Facebook
    Follow the Center for Civic Education on Facebook to get frequent updates about We the People classes from around the country as well as news from the National Finals.

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  • companionGet More out of We the People
    High school students: get the most out of your study of We the People by visiting the We the People companion site.

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