• You Can Make a Difference

    makeadifferenceYou Can Make a Difference in Only Five MinutesThe U.S. Department of Education has published its draft priorities for discretionary grant programs for the coming year and has invited public comment. The draft includes 15 priorities but does not include civic education. Please tell the Department of Education that you support federal funding for civic education. It can take as little as five minutes to make a difference in the lives of America's young people.

  • Do You Know Your Constitutional System This Well?

    alabama videoDo You Know Your Constitutional System This Well?Can you answer questions about our constitutional system as well as these We the People students? Click here to find a list of questions and watch the brief responses of students before panels of judges in hearing rooms in the U.S. Senate. The students are finalists in the 2010 annual We the People competition on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  • Project Citizen National Showcase to Be Held July 31 and August 1

    nationalshowcase 2014Project Citizen National Showcase to Be Held July 31 and August 1Project Citizen students around the country have been busy this school year finding public policy solutions to community problems ranging from plastic bags clogging our oceans to smoking in public parks. Exemplary portfolios are being evaluated this summer at the Project Citizen National Showcase in Calabasas, California.

  • Teachers from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington Receive American Civic Education Teacher Awards

    aceta awardsAmerican Civic Education Teacher Award Winners AnnouncedThree outstanding civics and government teachers received the 2014 American Civic Education Teacher Awards, recognizing their exemplary work in preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. The ACETA winners are John Dickson of Harwich High School in Massachusetts; Natalie O’Brien of North Smithfield High School in Rhode Island; and Jennifer Reidel of Lynden High School in Washington.


  • 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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  • 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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