Today is the final day of the Fourth Annual We the People National Invitational. The following middle schools made it to the final round: Bob Graham Educational Center, FL; Rachel Carson Middle School, VA; and Brown County Junior High School, IN. The awards ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. (EST) tonight, where the winners will be announced. We are proud of the outstanding performances of all competitors! Results will be announced on our Facebook page and on our website.
Sen. Res. 440 honors the dedication of all civic educators and calls for the support of programs that “educate students about the history and principles of Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights.” Sen. Res. 440 was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), and Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi). All four senators are outstanding supporters of civics in the schools and professional development for teachers.
Oregon's Lincoln High School, led by teacher George Ten Eyck, placed first the 29th annual We the People National Finals. Second place went to Denver East High School, followed by Oregon's Grant High School, a wild card team, in third. More than 1,200 high school students and teachers competed in simulated congressional hearings on the Constitution this weekend. Find the results on Facebook and join the discussion using hashtag #WTPFinals.
ConSource has created correlations linking lessons of the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution text with primary sources available at ConSource.org. The lists for Level 3 (high school) and Level 2 (middle school) are available from the Center's website along with the United States Constitution for Kids, which offers educators and students the opportunity to read the original text of the Constitution alongside unbiased translations that are easy for students to understand.