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Promoting the Principles and Practice of Democracy
Promoting the Principles and Practice of Democracy chronicles the Center for Civic Education's history, mission, and accomplishments. The video surveys the positive impact of the Center's programs in the United States and around the world in educating and challenging students to becoming active, competent citizens.
17:41

Arvin High School
Arvin High School We the People class.
04:51

Project Citizen Documentary "The World We Want" (full-length documentary)
The World We Want is an independent documentary film that focuses on the inspiring stories of young people from around the world participating in the international civic education program Project Citizen.
1:41:02

Interview with Charles Quigley, Executive Director of the Center for Civic Education
Center Executive Director Charles N. Quigley speaks about the origins of the Center for Civic Education, the We the People program, and the James Madison Legacy Project.
15:23
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Jim Bentley, 2018 National Geographic Fellow, Project Citizen Teacher
Jim Bentley, a teacher at Elk Grove Unified School District in California, describes his approach to teaching and how it changed after being introduced to the Center for Civic Education's Project Citizen program.
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We the People


We the People National Finals Overview
04:43

High School Simulated Congressional Hearing
15:40

Hamilton High, Arizona
04:31
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Project Citizen


Project Citizen Program Overview
Learn how Project Citizen engages students around the globe in hands-on, project-based learning about public policymaking. Project Citizen is used in schools and by community-based organizations throughout the United States, its trust territories, and in more than seventy countries across the world.
13:10

What is Public Policy? 
Professor Larry Gerston describes key characteristics of public policy.
03:24

Project Citizen Documentary "The World We Want" (full-length documentary)
The World We Want is an independent documentary film that focuses on the inspiring stories of young people from around the world participating in the international civic education program Project Citizen.
1:41:02
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Civitas International

Project Citizen in the Philippines
Describes the Project Citizen civic education program in the Philippines implemented by the Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy.
07:36

Project Citizen in Latin America
Explains the steps of Project Citizen and relates its impact in Latin America through interviews with students, teachers, and civic education leaders.
13:09

Project Citizen China
The Center for Civic Education led a delegation of participants from four countries to take part in the International Forum on Civic Education held in the cities of Changzhou and Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, China.
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Representative Democracy in America

Understanding Congress
Honorable Lee Hamilton
Director, Centor on Congress at Indiana University

31:42

The Philosophical Foundation of Representative Democracy
Anthony Corrado
Projessor of Government, Colby College

27:47

The Impact of the Informal Political Process on Congress
Thomas Mann
Senior Fellow
Brookings Instittuion

02:19
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Soup to Nuts, Complete Series
Originally published in 1977, Soup to Nuts was a series of four filmstrips for high school students that illustrated concepts basic to an understanding of representative government. The videos were produced as part of the Authority series (now the Foundations of Democracy series) for the Law in a Free Society curriculum published by the Center for Civic Education. This is the full version, featuring all four filmstrips in one fifteen-minute video.
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Soup to Nuts, Chapter 1
The first chapter of the Soup to Nuts series (1977).
3:36

Soup to Nuts, Chapter 2
The second chapter of the Soup to Nuts series (1977).
3:27
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Foundations of Democracy

Foundations of Democracy - Allentown, Pennsylvania
Foundations of Democracy taught these kindergartners and first- and second-graders in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn, New York, about responsibility, privacy, justice, and authority.
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