• Survey Reveals Ignorance of Constitution

    constitution survey_2016Survey Reveals Ignorance of Constitution, Support for Its PrinciplesThe Center for Civic Education and Professor Diana Owen of Georgetown University released the results of a Constitution Day survey that found that only 14 percent of Americans think they know a lot about the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. However, there is widespread agreement on many of the basic ideas they contain.

  • Teach Constitution Day with Free Lessons from the Center for Civic Education

    constitutionday2015Teach Constitution Day with Free Lessons from the Center for Civic Education
    Teach Constitution Day this year with lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high schools. Check out the ever-popular Constitution Day Rap for elementary classrooms. This innovative lesson explores the lives of the Framers through a series of one-minute podcasts.

  • Preamble Challenge

    civicsrenewalnetwork 2016Take the Preamble ChallengeCelebrate Constitution Day with the Center for Civic Education and the Civics Renewal Network! Sign up to take the Preamble Challenge, a nationwide celebration on September 16, and access the Civics Renewal Network’s free online Teacher Toolkit. The Center is a proud partner of the Civics Renewal Network, an alliance of 29 nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to increasing the quality of civic education.

  • We the People State Hearing Questions Available

    wtp statequestions_2015We the People State Hearing Questions AvailableThe 2016-17 state-level hearing questions are now available! The questions will be used in statewide high school We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competitions held across the nation. Winners of the state competitions qualify to compete at the We the People National Finals.


  • 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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