This one-year honors course fulfills the U.S. Government requirement. The primary goal of the program is to promote civic responsibility and competence in students. This is accomplished by emphasizing student involvement and encouraging students to relate important concepts and principles to historical and contemporary situations as well as to their own experiences.
The content of the texts and teaching methods found in the instructional program help students develop critical thinking and public-speaking skills. Because students work in teams, they also develop important skills and attitudes that are necessary for working cooperatively with others.
Students participating in this class may be expected to participate in some after school practices and the district competition, which is traditionally held on a Saturday. Student must have junior teachers recommendation for placement in the class and must be able to pass the “We the People” pre-test at 70%.
The We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program promotes civic competence and responsibility
among the nation’s upper elementary and secondary students. The We the People printed textbook's and Enhanced Ebook's interactive strategies, relevant content and the simulated congressional hearing make teaching and learning exciting for both students and teachers. The We the People curriculum is an innovative course of instruction on the history and principles of the United States constitutional Democratic republic. The program enjoys active support from state bar associations and foundations,and other educational, professional, business, and community organizations across the nation. Since its inception in 1987, more than 30 million students and 75,000 educators have participated in the We the People Program.
Support We The People and get an awesome shirt!
Cost for the shirt is $12, sweatshirt $20 (only available in gray). If you are interested please pay the Banker and have a copy of the receipt sent to Mr. Backman (the receptionist can do this for you) with the size and color you would like. The order will be placed on Friday, November 3rd.