Classroom Curriculum Resources

The foundation of the We the People: The Citizen and The Constitution program is the classroom curriculum. It complements the regular school curriculum by providing upper elementary, middle, and high school students with an innovative course of instruction on the history and principles of constitutional democracy in the United States. The textbooks are designed for a wide range of student abilities and may be used as a supplemental text or for a full semester of study. Critical-thinking exercises, problem-solving activities, and cooperative-learning techniques help develop intellectual and participatory skills while increasing students' understanding of the institutions of American constitutional democracy. After studying the textbook, students take a multiple-choice test and prepare for the simulated congressional hearing which is the culminating activity for the program. The entire class, working in cooperative teams, prepares and presents statements before a panel of community representatives who act as congressional committee members.

Textbooks

Each teacher who attends a training (summer or private) will receive a classroom set of books and support throughout the year in order to enable them to implement the program in their classroom. There is an e-book option available.

Civic Ed. Website (with teaching resources)

Lower Elementary:
(Grades 1-3)

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Upper Elementary:
(Grades 4-6)

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Middle School:
(Grades 7-9)

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High School:
(Grades 10-12)

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Teacher Training

Signup for Summer Training: Earn 6 credits of relicensure points, and $100 stipend by attending this one-day training. We will provide a program overview, a full set of classroom books, and training on how to implement the We The People program into any Civics Education or History curriculum in a classroom setting. Continental breakfast and lunch provided. We will reimburse the miles you drive to join us at the training. For those of you who live more than 90 miles away from Utah Valley University, we will also provide lodging for the night before the training. More than 28 million students and 90,000 teachers in public and private schools across the nation have been involved in this comprehensive study of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights since the program began in 1987. This program helps students understand their rights and responsibilities in a constitutional democracy and provides them with the skills necessary to become active, respectful, and thoughtful citizens.

Teacher Training Sign Up (upcoming summer 2022)

Private Training Sign Up (year-round if you miss our Teacher Training)

Teacher Training Videos

High School Training Videos

Junior High Training Video

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