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.
Three outstanding civics and government teachers received the 2014 American Civic Education Teacher Awards, recognizing their exemplary work in preparing young people to become informed and engaged citizens. The ACETA winners are John Dickson of Harwich High School in Massachusetts; Natalie O’Brien of North Smithfield High School in Rhode Island; and Jennifer Reidel of Lynden High School in Washington.
These We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution students faced adversity and persevered: “Sometimes you have a challenge you have to go after,” said Jamal Jenkins, a student at Cesar Chavez Parkside Middle School in Washington, D.C. “You have to put your best foot forward and keep going.” Read the full story in the Washington Post. (Photo: Ann Cameron Siegal)