Teach Constitution Day this year with lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high schools. "How Should We Choose People for Positions of Authority?" teaches students how to identify the requirements of a position of authority and the qualifications a person should possess to fill that position. An additional lesson explores the lives of the Framers through a series of one-minute podcasts.
The new 2014–15 We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution high school state-level hearing questions are now available! Good luck to all participating classes.
The Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law has released the 2014 edition of its Student Voting Guide, an interactive tool to help young people navigate new voting rules and find out how to register and vote in their states. The comprehensive guide provides an updated review of voting regulations in all 50 states. The guide makes the perfect compliment to the Center's Citizens, Not Spectators voter education curriculum.
Can you answer questions about our constitutional system as well as these We the People students? Click here to find a list of questions and watch the brief responses of students before panels of judges in hearing rooms in the U.S. Senate. The students are finalists in the 2010 annual We the People competition on the Constitution and Bill of Rights.