We the People...The Citizen and the Constitution
We the People was developed over a decade ago in the bicentennial year of the Constitution with the leadership of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, leading scholars and educators from around the country. Today, the program is offered through the national Center for Civic Education to help students develop critical thinking skills while learning about their rights and responsibilities under the Constitution.
The program is generally presented to the fifth, eighth and eleventh grade levels. Free textbooks, teacher manuals and training has been offered to more than 1,400 teachers in our state who participate in the program. Judges may participate by visiting classrooms, hosting students to visit their courtrooms, or by being a resource for teachers and students. Judges who wish to participate may contact the Office of the Administrator for the Courts at (360) 705-5307.
For questions regarding the program, please contact the Washington State Coordinator, Kathy Hand at (206) 244-3463 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Constitution Day and Citizenship DaySeptember 17 has been designated "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" and is a date to honor and celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship for both native-born and naturalized citizens, while commemorating the creation and signing of the supreme law of our land. More information, and lessons for various grade levels, can be found online.
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