April 2019 Newsletter Print E-mail

News from the Center for Civic Education

We the People National Competitions Are Here, Moina Shaiq Wins Women's Hall of Fame Award, and More in This Month's Newsletter.


We the People National Competitions Taking Place Soon!

High school teams will compete in the We the People National Finals from April 26 to April 29, and middle school teams will compete in the We the People National Invitational from May 3 to May 6. The awards ceremonies for both events will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.

Learn more.


Moina Shaiq Receives Women's Hall of Fame Award

Moina Shaiq, a member of the Center for Civic Education Board of Directors, received a 2019 Women's Hall of Fame Award from Alameda County, California. Nominated by Pauline Weaver, Shaiq founded and runs the "Meet a Muslim" program. Her community service award highlights the work she does to break down stereotypes and educate her community.

Learn more.

Associate Director Mark Molli Meets with International Visitors Council Group

On March 27, Center Associate Director Mark Molli met with an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) group at the Meridian International Center. The group, representing fifteen countries, is part of a project titled "21st Century Changemakers: Education Leaders Advance Civic Engagement Among High School Youth." It included representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Kosovo, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Tajikistan.


Constitution 101 Online Course Teaches the Basics of the Constitution

This spring, the online Constitution 101 course helped adults learn the fundamentals of the Constitution. The archived lessons are available for learners of all ages to increase their knowledge and become more informed citizens!

Watch the lessons.

Quick Quiz! Later in life, Jefferson wrote that his writing "was intended to be an expression of

A. the British mind."
B. the democratic mind."
C. the colonists' mind."
D. the American mind."

Read on to learn the answer!


S.B. 193 Proposes to Allocate Funds to the Nevada Center for Civic Engagement

Students, alumni, teachers, judges, and supporters testified in support of Nevada Senate Bill 193, making a legislative appropriation to the Nevada Center for Civic Engagement to continue the We the People program in Nevada. Republican Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner, a co-sponsor of the bill, has been a We the People competition judge for over five years!

Watch.

Federal Bar Association Makes Impact with the National Community Outreach Project

The Federal Bar Association's (FBA) National Community Outreach Project will work to reach out to young people and their communities for the fourth year in a row to instill confidence in the judicial system. Middle and high school students will visit courthouses, meet lawyers, observe court proceedings, and have conversations directly with federal judges.

Read more.

Center Materials Featured in "Remembering Injustice" from California State University

As part of its Expository Writing and Reading Curriculum (ERWC), California State University is publishing a module called "Remembering Injustice" using materials from the Center for Civic Education. This module of the ERWC offers teachers and students in grade nine an opportunity to prep for college-level coursework while still in high school.

Read more.

Quiz Answer!

D. the American mind."

For more quizzes and learning opportunities, check out the 60-Second Civics podcast and daily civics quiz!


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