• James Madison Legacy Program Announced

    jamesmadison announcement 2015James Madison Program to Provide High-Quality Professional DevelopmentWe are happy to announce that the Center for Civic Education has been awarded a three-year, $17 million grant from the Department of Education to conduct the James Madison Legacy Program, which will bring high-quality professional development in civics and government to 2,025 teachers serving more than 202,500 high-need students nationwide. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates.

  • We the People National Finals Announced

    wtp finals 2016We the People National Finals AnnouncedThe 29th Annual We the People National Finals will be held at the University of Maryland on April 22-25, 2016. More than 1,200 high school students and teachers from throughout the nation will demonstrate their civic knowledge by competing in congressional hearings on the Constitution.

  • Learn more about the Constitution with Free We the People Webinars by Gordon Lloyd

    gordonlloydLearn More about the Constitution with Free We the People Webinars by Gordon LloydEnhance your teaching of We the People with free webinars by renowned scholar Gordon Lloyd. Students are also welcome! This six-episode series with Teaching American History addresses the American Founding, the institutions of government, the Bill of Rights, and citizenship. The episodes parallel the six units of the We the People curriculum. Register now.

  • Constitutional Literacy: We the People Educational Program Fulfills the Founders’ Aspirations

    082911-2011-Qs-ShowcaseConstitutional Literacy: We the People Educational Program Fulfills the Founders’ AspirationsIn this article in the Washington Times, Center Executive Director Charles N. Quigley writes, “In order for us to preserve our system of ordered liberty, American society must rely on the knowledge, skills, and virtue of its citizens and those we elect to public office. That is what prompted Thomas Jefferson to proclaim, ‘If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.’”BTN_LearnMore


  • 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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