|We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution|
This 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.
|Friday, December 6, 2013
(Snow Date Dec. 9)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(Awards to follow)
Legislative Office Building, Concord NH
|Friday, January 10, 2014
(Snow Date Jan. 13)
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. &
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Awards to follow last session)
Legislative Office Building, Concord NH
Announcing 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.
The program helps them to become passionate, dedicated learners and responsible citizens, said Robert S. Leming, director of We the People. Subscribers can visit the iTunes App Store and the Google Play App Store to download and install the We the People mobile app, which can be used to access their ebook anytime, anywhere, using the same username and password. The apps and the browser-based versions save student answers to exercises to the cloud, which means that student work can be accessed on any device the student might use.
We the People-Related
We the People Correlates Well With NH Social Studies Frameworks
ConSource is a free online library of constitutional history.
• Literacy Links
The site where literacy and civics instruction meet to help teachers provide engaging, interdisciplinary learning experiences for their students.
|Check the correlation to see how the program fits well with the NH Frameworks and assists you in meeting social studies objectives.
• Level I - Grades 3-4 & 5-6 Frameworks
• Level II - Grades 5-8 Frameworks
• Level II - Grades 9-12 Frameworks
• Level III - Grades 9-12 Frameworks
|State Hearing Questions |
Rules for High School Competition
District Level High School Questions
We the People District Roster
We the People State Roster
Attorneys: Volunteer Sign-up Form
Lebanon HS, Retired
51 Townsend Terr.
Lebanon, NH 03766
| ||District II|
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.
2013 We the People State Champs: Milford High School
We the People: In the Media
|Milford High’s We the People program busy ‘creating great citizens’|
The Cabinet - February 21, 2013
Students earn honors at We the People
The Cabinet - June 7, 2012
Nashua North Student Writes Up We the People Competition
Nashua Telegraph - December 19, 2010
Milford Team Wins Award at We The People National Finals by Senator Robert Letourneau
Bar News - May 15, 2009
Attorney Credits We the People with Early Interest in Law - Bar News - Feb. 13, 2009
We the People Featured in Video - January 2009
LRE Thanks 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 TextbooksAvailable from NHBA-LRE Program for a fee plus S&H.Suggested grades 4-6
$330 plus $45 S&HSuggested grades 7-9
$455 plus $52 S&H Suggested grades 10-12
$560 plus $105 S&HCompanion website
Podcast: Understand the differences between the old and the revised texts.
Literacy Guides now available for free download!
Level 2 Level 3