Fourth Edition of We the People Upper Elementary Text Available Summer 2019 Print E-mail
We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 1 CoverMy favorite thing to do in school is We the People… With all the knowledge I have about the government and the Constitution, I could be the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court!
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New We the People Textbook for Grades 4–6 Coming This Summer

A new edition of the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution textbook for upper elementary students will be available this summer. The content and images for the new text have been updated. The teacher's guide now provides section-by-section suggestions for teaching each lesson.

Student Edition Features

  • Recommended for grades 4-6
  • Five units, 24 lessons
  • Trusted content updated for 2020
  • Covers core elements of American representative democracy

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Teacher's Guide Features

  • Complete instructions on how to teach the curriculum
  • Lesson Overview, Objectives, Preparation/Teaching Materials, Teaching Procedures, Optional Activities
  • Thirty-question multiple-choice test
  • Simulated congressional hearing provides authentic assessment
  • Written by teachers, for teachers

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We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 1 Pricing

Classroom set: $488.00 each*
ISBN: 0-89818-222-S

Student text: $19.00 each, 10 or more: $18.00 each
ISBN-10: 0-89818-222-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-89818-222-4

Teacher's guide: $25.00 each
ISBN-10: 0-89818-223-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-89818-223-1

* A classroom set consists of 30 student textbooks and one teacher's guide.

Information on how to order the text will be available in summer 2019. An interactive ebook edition will be available in the spring of 2020.

About the Authors

Charles N. QuigleyCharles N. Quigley is broadly recognized as one of the most prominent curriculum, framework, and program developers in the field of civic education. Prior to the founding of the Law in a Free Society Project of the State Bar of California in 1970, Quigley was executive director of the Committee on Civic Education, an interdisciplinary faculty committee at the University of California, Los Angeles founded in 1965. He is also the author and editor of many textbooks, curricular materials, and articles on civic education. Quigley is the principal creator of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, Project Citizen, the CIVITAS Model Civic Education Curriculum Framework Project; the National Standards for Civics and Government; and the Civitas International Programs. Quigley has served as a senior consultant and organizer for numerous civic education reform efforts, including two White House conferences, four Congressional Conferences on Civic Education, and the National Commission on Civic Renewal. He was selected by the secretary of education to be the principal respondent to the NAEP Civics report in 1999. In May 2011 he and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor were selected by NAEP to respond to the release of the 2010 NAEP Civics Report.

 

Maria GalloMaria Gallo oversees the professional development programs of the Center and manages the presentation of Center programs and curricula at conferences, both nationally and internationally. Gallo also directs the Citizens Not Spectators voting curriculum and the annual American Civic Educator Teacher Awards.

Gallo was formerly the national director of the School Violence Prevention Program, managing a network of program sites across the country that provided civic education as a means of preventing school violence. She was responsible for building and standardizing staff development programs for each of the sites and developing ongoing professional development opportunities in civic education for teachers. She also created the Training of Trainers Institute offered each summer. Prior to joining the Center, Gallo was a teacher and administrator in the New York City public school system.

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the new fourth edition of the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 1 textbook for upper elementary students, contact us at cce@civiced.org or 818-591-9321