We the People Resources
We the People Video Tutorial!
A We the People how-to for teachers and students, the video outlines We the People basics -- getting started, student benefits, hearing structure, scoring details, and more. Plus, watch sample student arguments in simulated hearings:
Thank you to West Carrollton High School We the People team and the Ohio State Bar Association.
The companion website for the 2009 edition of the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution Level 3 student text gives students and teachers the ability to electronically access important portions of the We the People student text, such as the Unit and Lesson Purposes and the Terms and Concepts to Understand, and to provide links to primary sources, Supreme Court cases, multimedia, and helpful websites related to the content of the student and teacher's editions.
We the People Enhanced Ebook
Looking for an engaging, classroom-proven civics and government curriculum? We the People’s features include classroom management tools, audio narration, videos, built-in multiple-choice and essay questions. The ebook can be used on a wide range of devices, including desktops and laptops, Apple iPads and iPhones, Android tablets and smart phones, and Windows 8 touch-screen devices. Try the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution enhanced ebook for free for 28 days.
An In-Depth Look at the We the People Enhanced Ebook:
We the People Text Book Correlation Document
The We the People Text Book Correlation Document provides a guide for teachers to differentiate between the Level III, Level II, and Level I textbooks subjects in each unit and lesson. The guide lists each chapter and unit and corresponding topics for each Level.
The Center for Civic Education has archived seven free webinars in a series titled Why the Constitution Matters: A Webinar Series on Government and Citizenship. Download the webinars on the following topics:
- Why Government by Robert Leming, Center for Civic Education
- Constitutionalism by John Patrick, Indiana University
- Political Parties by Rick Hardy, Western Illinois University
- Research on Youth Civic Engagement by Diana Owen, Georgetown University
- Presidential Power by David Adler, Boise State University
- The First Amendment and the Citizen by Hank Chambers, University of Richmond School of Law
- Citizenship by Thomas Vontz, Kansas State University
The Utah Education Network provides a great site that gives teaching strategies to help in the areas of organizing a WTP team, guided research and writing, guided practice, and grading WTP presentations.
Constitution Camp Documents
On October 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of Ohio hosted author Wil Haygood to talk about his new book Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America as a part of the Court’s Forum on the Law lecture series. High school students from Central Ohio were in the audience to hear Haygood talk about the controversial nomination and confirmation of Justice Marshall, the first African-American justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.