the People: The Citizen & the Constitution
nationally acclaimed civic education instructional program enhances
students' understanding of the institutions of American constitutional
democracy while allowing students to discover the contemporary relevance
of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The primary goal of "We the
People: The Citizen and the Constitution" is to promote civic competence
and responsibility among the nation's elementary and secondary students.
The design of the instructional program, including the innovative culminating
activity, is what makes the program a success.
The culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which
students "testify" before a panel of judges. At the high school level,
schools participate in Regional and State Competitions, held in December
and January each year, performing units before a panel of notable governmental
and political leaders. The top performing high school team attends
the National Competition in Washington, D.C. representing New Hampshire.
the New We the People Enhanced Ebook
|We the People: The Citizen & the
Constitution, an internationally acclaimed civics textbook for
high school students used throughout NH, is now available as
a Web-based enhanced ebook that can be read on nearly any device,
including Macs and PCs, Apple iPads and iPhones, Android tablets
and smart phones, and Windows 8 touch-screen devices.
We the People enhanced ebook features hundreds of videos, photos,
fundamental documents, and interactive exercises that give students
a rich, multimedia environment for learning about the Constitution
and the contemporary issues that impact today's learners. Each
lesson also includes a built-in optional teacher/guide and audio
narration. The We the People program engages students in learning
about the U.S. Constitution and our system of government.
We the People Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
All three levels of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution
are now aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The correlations
were performed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; print textbook correlations
for Level 3 were performed by the Maryland Department of Education.
Thank you to our partners in education for making We the People
an even more valuable resource for NH teachers!
the People Correlates Well With NH Social Studies
ConSource is a free online library of constitutional history.
The site where literacy and civics instruction meet to help teachers
provide engaging, interdisciplinary learning experiences for
|Check the correlation to see how the program fits
well with the NH Frameworks and assists you in meeting social
I - Grades 3-4 & 5-6 Frameworks
II - Grades 5-8 Frameworks
II - Grades 9-12 Frameworks
III - Grades 9-12 Frameworks
for High School Competition
Level High School Questions
the People District Roster
the People State Roster
Lebanon HS, Retired
51 Townsend Terr.
Lebanon, NH 03766
120 Main Street
|If you are interested in using this program in the classroom, please
e-mail Law Related Education Coordinator, Robin
E. Knippers for curriculum materials, or call her
at 603-224-6942, ext. 3259. Additional information can
be found on the Center
for Civic Education website.
|As always, volunteers are needed to act as facilitators,
timers, judges and/or scorers. If you are interested in volunteering
your time to be a part of this phenomenal program, or if
you'd like further information about "We the People", contact LRE
Coordinator, Robin E. Knippers,
at 603-224-6942, ext. 3259.
This supplementary lesson is designed to be taught after students
have completed Lessons 1-7 (Unit 1) and 17 (Unit 1) of the We
the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 3 text.
the People State Champs: Milford High School
Under the direction of teacher, Dave Alcox, Milford High
School is the 2014 We the People State champion.
NH's Wild Card Team - Nashua North
Nashua North, under the direction of Ms. Tarin LaFrance Smart, will also be competing at the Nationals as a wild card team.
Congratulations to both teams!
the People: In the Media
We the People Alum Returns as a Judge
NH Bar News - January 15, 2014
High’s We the People program busy ‘creating great
The Cabinet - February 21, 2013
earn honors at We the People
The Cabinet - June 7, 2012
North Student Writes Up We the People Competition
Nashua Telegraph - December 19, 2010
Team Wins Award at We The People National Finals by Senator
Bar News - May 15, 2009
Credits We the People with Early Interest in Law - Bar
News - Feb. 13, 2009
People Featured in Video - January 2009
Two We the People Champions - Bar News -
Nov. 14, 2008
See the We the People NH
State Competition video on YouTube - January 2008
|We the People Textbooks
Available from NHBA-LRE Program
for a fee plus S&H.
Suggested grades 4-6
$330 plus $45 S&H
Suggested grades 7-9
$455 plus $52 S&H
$560 plus $105 S&H
Understand the differences between the old and the revised
Literacy Guides now available for free download!