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Civics that Empowers All Students

Free Professional Learning for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

We the People: Civics that Empowers All Students is a federally funded project of the Center for Civic Education that supports effective educator development through our flagship curricular program: We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.
Research demonstrates that effective instruction in the We the People curriculum increases students’ problem-solving, critical-thinking, decision-making, and communication skills. All are essential to academic success across disciplines and 21st-century work and civic life.
Students gain a greater sense of belonging, understanding of their community and government, and English Language Arts skills as they engage in collaboration, dialogue, reading, writing, presentation, and reflection.

What are the Educator Benefits?

  • Paid in-person summer institute
  • Classroom set of textbooks
  • Yearlong professional learning
  • Ready-to-use lessons and resources
  • A stipend for completing research requirements
  • Engaging pedagogy and academic content
  • Gain a supportive network
  • Access to inspiring scholar guest speakers

What are the Student Benefits?

  • Gain an in-depth, interactive study of the foundations and fundamental principles of the U.S. Constitution
  • Develop effective problem-solving, critical-thinking, decision-making, and communication skills, which are essential for 21st-century work and civic life
  • Become engaged and informed citizens who are prepared to take an active role in democracy
Who is Eligible for the Project?
Passionate educators who teach social studies in grades 4-8 and are making a difference in the lives of high-need students, we are looking for you! This opportunity is for teachers new to the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution curricular program and professional learning. Open to teachers in all states.
What are the Project Requirements?
What are the Project Goals?
This project is funded by a Supporting Effective Educator Development grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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