Thursday, May 18, 2007

We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

A nationally-acclaimed program focusing on the history and principles of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights for upper elementary, middle, and high school students

Available from the Center for Civic Education


The We the People curriculum not only enhances students' understanding of the institutions of American constitutional democracy, it also helps them to identify the contemporary relevance of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Critical thinking exercises, problem-solving activities, and cooperative learning techniques help develop participatory skills necessary for students to become active, responsible citizens.

The program's culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing wherein students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge while they evaluate, take, and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues. The hearings, whether competitive or noncompetitive, provide the classroom teacher with an excellent means of motivating and assessing student performance.

The results of a nationwide research study affirmed that students in history, social studies, civics, and government courses using the We the People curriculum display significantly greater "political tolerance" and commitment to principles and values of the Constitution and Bill of Rights than do students using traditional textbooks and approaches.

TheWe the People curriculum is aligned with the National Standards for Civics and Government and correlates with the social studies standards of many states.

 


High School
(Suggested grades 10 - 12)

The text comprises 6 units with 40 lessons on the history and principles of constitutional democracy. Strategies include critical thinking exercises, problem-solving activities, cooperative learning practices and a culminating authentic performance assessment.

To view sample lessons from this book click here

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Softcover

Hardcover

 *Classroom set:

 $375.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-177-S)

 $600.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-166-S)

Student book:
10 or more:
 

$16.00 each
$13.50 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-177-1) 

 $23.50 each
$21.50 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-166-6)

 Teacher's guide:

$13.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-178-X) 

 

*The classroom set includes 30 student books, a teacher's guide, instructional packet, multiple choice tests, materials for performance assessment, and a sample certificate of achievement. 

 


 

Middle School
(Suggested grades 7 - 9)

The text comprises 6 units with 29 lessons that use critical thinking exercises, cooperative learning practices and a culminating authentic performance assessment to teach the history and principles of constitutional democracy.


To view sample lessons from this book click here

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Softcover

Hardcover

 *Classroom set:

$240.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-108-S)

$500.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-167-S) 

Student book:
10 or more:
 

$10.50 each
$9.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-108-9)

 $19.00 each
$18.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-167-4)

 Teacher's guide:

$13.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-109-7)

 

*The classroom set includes 30 student books, a teacher's guide, instructional packet, multiple choice tests, materials for performance assessment, and a sample certificate of achievement.

 


Upper Elementary
(Suggested grades 4 - 6)

This revised text on the history and principles of constitutional democracy features several new lessons and four-color graphics. The new teacher's edition includes culminating performance assessment materials and a bibliography of children's literature.

To view sample lessons from this book click here

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Softcover

Hardcover

 *Classroom set:

$250.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-169-S)

$525.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-171-S)

Student book:
10 or more:
 

$10.50 each
$9.50 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-169-0)

$20.50 each
$19.50 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-171-2)

 Teacher's guide:

$15.00 each
(ISBN # 0-89818-170-4)

 

*The set includes 30 student books and a teacher's edition

 

 


 

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