Oregon's Lincoln High School 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.
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.
ConSource has created correlations linking lessons of the We the People text with primary sources available at ConSource.org. The lists for Level 3 (high school) and Level 2 (middle school) are available along with the United States Constitution for Kids, which offers the original text of the Constitution alongside unbiased translations that are easy for students to understand.
The Center would like to acknowledge the generosity of the American Judges Foundation, which recently gave a grant of $2,500 to support the We the People program. In her gracious remarks, Judge Catherine Shaffer expressed “warmest wishes and sincere thanks for all the amazing work We the People does in advancing civic education for our high school students nationwide.”