is a nationally acclaimed constitutional study program for students in Grades 4-12 that promotes an understanding of the history and philosophy of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights and an understanding of democracy and its institutions. The culminating activity is mock congressional hearings where students demonstrate their skills and knowledge of past and present constitutional issues of the past and present. The mock congressional hearing provide an authentic assessment tool.
Missouri’s state hearings are traditionally held on the last Monday in January in Jefferson City. The highest scoring team represents Missouri at the national hearing in Washington, D.C. in late April or early May.
There are three levels of books:
- Level 1 generally is for Grades 4-6,
- Level 2 is generally for Grades 7-9
- Level 3 is for Grades 10-12.
The We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is fully aligned with Missouri’s standards, GLEs and CLEs and Depth of Knowledge (DOK) guidelines. (See alignment link.)
Both the Center for Civic Education and The Missouri Bar provide professional development opportunities for We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution and participating teachers receive a free set of classroom books.
Contact Millie Aulbur for additional information, firstname.lastname@example.org.