The Center is accepting applications until April 15 for the 2015 American Civic Education Teacher Awards. Each year the ACETA program selects and showcases three teachers who have done exemplary work in preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. Apply today to be considered for this prestigious honor.
Congress to Campus: Webinar connects former members of Congress with students by a bipartisan panel discussion to provide an insider's look at Congress. Topics include becoming a member of Congress, members' challenges and triumphs, and how Republicans and Democrats may have a different opinions but can be civil and respectful. The webinar will provide an opportunity for students to ask questions directly to the former members of Congress.
Professor Diana Owen and a team of researchers from Georgetown University are conducting a study on the effects of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution on students. In this paper, Owen explains her findings, which show that We the People has a statistically significant positive effect on student learning when compared with students in other civics classes.
The Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals hearing questions (link opens a pdf file). In honor of the eight hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, this year's Unit 1 questions include a special question about the "Great Charter."