• U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions Visits We the People Class

    senatorjeffsessionsU.S. Senator Jeff Sessions Visits We the People ClassAmy Maddox’s We the People class at Vestavia Hills High School in Alabama received a visit recently from U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, who spent about an hour with the students discussing the Constitution and answering questions about constitutional law and working in Congress. “I’m proud of what you’re doing,” said Sessions. “Any of you could be a governor or president or a senator. All of you are smart enough to do that.” The class finished fifth in the nation at the recent We the People National Finals.
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  • We the People National Finals Set to Begin

    AwardWinnersOregon's Grant High School Places First in We the People National FinalsGrant High School from Portland, Oregon, placed first in the 28th Annual We the People National Finals. Maggie L. Walker Governor's School from Richmond, Virginia, finished second, with Douglas S. Freeman High School of Henrico, Virginia, placing third. You can find the full results here and on our Facebook page, and share your enthusiasm using hashtag #WTPFinals.
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  • Senate Resolution Supports Civic Education

    sres150Senate Resolution Supports Civic EducationThe U.S. Senate recently passed Senate Resolution 150 by unanimous consent. The resolution expresses the sense of the Senate about the importance of effective civic and government education programs in schools in the United States. It was sponsored by Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa and Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. The resolution coincides with the Center’s We the People National Finals, one of the most prominent civic education events in the United States.
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  • Updated We the People Level 3 Text Coming This Summer

    wethepeople4thedUpdated We the People Level 3 Text Coming This SummerA new, fourth edition of the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution high school text will be released this August. The acclaimed civics and government textbook will feature updated text, images, exercises, and Supreme Court cases to ensure that the next generation of Americans has the intellectual tools they need to become informed and engaged citizens. Pre-order your copies today or join our mailing list to receive updates.
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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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  • ebook 9.23.13We the People Enhanced Ebook
    Democracy goes digital with the new We the People enhanced ebook for high school students. Engage your students study of the Constitution on nearly any device, anywhere.

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    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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