• Free Summer Professional Development

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    Free Summer Programs!  
    High school teachers and students will receive an interactive and high-quality educational experience in history and civics. Apply by April 1 for this summer's Presidential and Congressional Academies!

  • John F. Tinker to Deliver Keynote Address at We the People National Finals

    wtpfinalsquestionsJohn F. Tinker to Deliver Keynote Address at We the People National Finals
    John F. Tinker will speak during the awards ceremony at the We the People National Finals on April 29. Tinker was a petitioner in Tinker v. Des Moines (1969), which is studied by We the People students. During the ceremony, one school will be presented with a special Tinker Award based on its response to Unit 5, Question 3. The award is sponsored by the John F. Tinker Foundation. Tinker's speech will be broadcast live via the Center's Facebook page.

  • Women's History Month Lesson Examines Struggle for Civil Rights

    womenshistory 2014Women's History Month Lesson Examines Struggle for Civil Rights 
    In honor of Women's History Month, the Center offers a free lesson for middle-grade students addressing the contributions of the brave women who helped drive and sustain the civil rights movement, the woman suffrage movement, and other modern civil rights movements. Students explore the role played by gender during an era of expanding political rights and personal liberties. Explore this and many other free lessons on our Women's History Month page.

  • Register for Constitution 101

    Constitution 101Join Our Free Online Course on the U.S. Constitution!
    Sign up today for Constitution 101, the Center for Civic Education's live webinar series on the fundamentals of the U.S. Constitution and system of government. This free course is open to adult learners and novice teachers. Classes are taking place via live videoconference from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern on consecutive Tuesday nights from until April 2. Although classes have already begun, you can watch archived webinars of previous sessions. Registration is required, so apply soon!

  • We the People High School National Finals Hearing Questions Released

    wtpfinalsquestionsWe the People High School National Finals Hearing Questions Released
    The Center is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution High School National Finals hearing questions (link opens a pdf file). Good luck to this year's participants!


  • 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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    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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