We the People: Bring the Constitution and the Bill of Rights alive in your classroom or virtual classroom with this nationally acclaimed program. For grades 4-12.
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 District Hearings and State Finals, held in December and January each year, demonstrating their knowledge in six units of study performing units before a panel of notable governmental and political leaders. The top performing high school team attends the National Finals in Washington, D.C. representing NH.
We the People e-books
The Center for Civic Education and our partner, Actively Learn, are offering the middle and high school enhanced eBook editions of We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution.
Power to the People: Seven Weekly Webinars
Power resides in the people living in a democratic republic and exercising that power is an immense responsibility. As James Madison wrote in Federalist 51, “A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government;…” This seven-week series is designed for teachers and anyone interested in civics, government, U.S. history, and those who want to better understand the topics outlined below.
The Power of People and the Courts
Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
The Power of Indian Sovereignty
Thursday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
The Power of Movements: The Struggle to Pass the Nineteenth Amendment and Beyond
Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
The Power of Symbols: Monuments and Flags
Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
The Power of the Criminal Justice System
Thursday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
The Power of Free Speech
Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
The Power of Voting: The Electoral College, Gerrymandering, and Suppression
Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern / 4:30 p.m. Pacific
We the People Textbooks
Sets of books (30 student texts + 1 teacher guide) are available for a fee plus S&H. Click on your grade level for more information.