• Research Shows Benefits of We the People Professional Development

    wethepeople invite2015Research Shows Benefits of We the PeopleNew research by Diana Owen of Georgetown University demonstrates that We the People teacher professional development positively affects students’ acquisition of political knowledge at statistically significant levels. Students of teachers who have participated in We the People professional development scored higher on tests of their knowledge of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, political parties and elections, and race and politics than students in the comparison group. Read the full report.
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  • Voice of America Profiles We the People Finals

    voaVoice of America Profiles We the People FinalsThis article and video from Voice of America’s Learning English website profiles students, teachers, and judges from this year's We the People National Finals. Teacher Robert Peck from Douglas S. Freeman High School in Richmond, Virginia, said that his goal is to let students discover how to be better citizens: "The important thing about the program is that the students have to exceed what I know.... You have to put the resources in front of them and get them excited about finding it out for themselves."
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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