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Save the Date for We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution State Finals
January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution State Finals will be held January 11, 2019 at the Michigan Capitol Complex.
The We the People program’s culminating activity is a simulated congressional hearing in which students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and have opportunities to evaluate, take, and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues. Teachers may engage their students in a noncompetitive simulated congressional hearing or a competitive hearing at some levels in certain states.
- Unit One: What Are the Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System?
- Unit Two: How Did the Framers Create the Constitution?
- Unit Three: How Has the Constitution Been Changed to Further the Ideals Contained in the Declaration of Independence?
- Unit Four: How Have the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices?
- Unit Five: What Rights Does the Bill of Rights Protect?
- Unit Six: What Challenges Might Face American Constitutional Democracy in the Twenty-first Century?
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